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Category Archives: gardening
The dictionary definition of eye-candy is: visual images that are attractive and entertaining, but intellectually undemanding. Here’s my definition of eye-candy: Strawberries are the easiest things I’ve ever grown. Seriously. All you really need to do is build a raised … Continue reading
It’s almost that time of year again, time when I can stop buying lettuce and spinach at the store and eat my own homegrown veggies. All winter as I’ve paid $1.69 per pound for greens that were grown to travel … Continue reading
I have dreams. Dreams of creating the best green enchilada sauce ever. It’s a delicious lofty dream and it all starts with these little tomatillo plants. About six weeks ago I planted little tomatillo seeds in small pots. I had … Continue reading
My refrigerator is sick. Or possibly mortally wounded. It’s unclear at this point until some diagnostic professional in baggy pants and a shirt with his first name stitched on a pocket arrives tomorrow between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and … Continue reading
In my head, I like to imagine myself as a real farmer, raising the majority of my family’s food off my land. I can envision myself surrounded with pigs, chickens, and honeybees on a few acres that have row upon … Continue reading
Gentle reader, it’s cold here in Indianapolis. We’ve managed to have a few days with some sunshine, but it’s still downright chilly. Alas, the winter blues are in full force. I find myself wearing sweaters, eternally sniffling, and complaining about … Continue reading
Fall is here and this morning I had to turn on my furnace. That means the garden needs to be cleared and quickly tidied before bad weather arrives. It’s time to pull up the carrots and pick the last of … Continue reading
I love growing tomatoes. It’s not something I just do for fun (although I do get much enjoyment out of it.) It’s not something I really, really like doing. I love growing tomatoes. I have a legitimate need to watch … Continue reading
I’m proud to introduce to you to our first ripe tomato of the season. I must state for the record that there is something magical about holding a just picked tomato that is warm from the sun in the palm … Continue reading
Less than nine weeks ago I planted 15 little, itty-bitty tomato plants. They were about 6 inches high. The tomato plants were so small, that when the weather got a bit chilly in early May, I was able to cover … Continue reading