Tag Archives: organic gardening

It’s a Start

Since we skipped spring and went directly to summer, things here at applewood farm have been even less organized than usual. Typically, there is a period of weeks between the last frost and the incredibly hot Dog Days of summer. … Continue reading

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I Soiled Myself

As we seem to be cautiously dipping our toes into Actual Spring these days, my fear of starting seeds has begun to subside. So, we started the day by digging out our seed trays and then heading over to the … Continue reading

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Done!

I was looking around my Facebook feed the other day and noticed a post by a friend. She had posted Something Awful and was asking folks to sign a petition to help make the Something Awful stop. These kinds of … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening

This was my lunch today. It’s a hummus sandwich with cucumber and arugula.  The arugula came from one of the raised beds in our hoop house and it was delicious.  There is, without question, no greater culinary joy for me … Continue reading

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Sproutless Brussels? Eat ‘Em Anyway

“We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.” —Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist I adore Dave Barry, but when it comes to the … Continue reading

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What A Load of Horse Shit!

As we wrap up our growing season, there are a few things that still need to happen before we settle in for the winter.  The most important one of these is planting our garlic. In this neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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Please Eat the Flowers

I cannot stand inedible garnishes. You don’t see them quite so much anymore, but back in the 80s and 90s, they were ubiquitous. Every restaurant was throwing sprigs of parsley or wedges of citrus fruit onto the side of a … Continue reading

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