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full swing ahead

At the plot, this week my carrots have started to come on!  I’ve also harvested more zucchini, cabbage, tomatillos, okra, beets, kohlrabi, lemon cucumber, basil and onions.  My eggplant, peppers, crookneck squash are coming along but not quite there.  And then … Continue reading

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farm tour

I went on a farm tour last week at Seeds of Hope Farm.  Located on the St. Francis campus in Tiffin, OH, this small-diversified farm produces vegetables, herbs, flowers, poultry and eggs.  They work very hard to use sustainable farming … Continue reading

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you say courgette, I say zucchini

I picked my first two zucchini yesterday!  Once they start producing they grow fast.  At our community garden some zucchini plants have been producing for at least a couple of weeks now.  I saw one of mine a couple of … Continue reading

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radish bouquet

I was cleaning some stuff up at my plot last week.  My planting of radishes around May 16th didn’t give me too many usable radish.  It was really too late to put those in the ground.  The April 24th planting … Continue reading

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three sisters

I am trying a three sisters garden (corn, beans, squash) in a 10’ x 10’ space in my plot this year.  I first planted four corn seeds in seven mounds. Once they sprouted and grew a few inches, I planted … Continue reading

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kohlrabi in the raw

My kohlrabi has been doing great!  Kohlrabi is part of cabbage family and it grows above ground.  Some describe the taste as a broccoli stem or cabbage heart – but I think jicama and mild radish.  Kohlrabi should be harvested … Continue reading

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when life gives you sour cherries… make whiskey

I was telling someone about the fate of my swiss chard and he shared that he was planting some fruit trees.  Got on the topic of sour cherries, they seem to be a rare find in Columbus, OH.  He said, … Continue reading

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