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May 31, 2018

It's almost June, so that means strawberries. I'm no longer growing large-fruited cultivated strawberries in my garden, just wild strawberries in my front yard as a groundcover. An in-ground strawberry patch takes up a lot of space and it's only productive for a small...

May 24, 2018

I actually planted tomatoes, peppers, and basil three weeks ago--about two weeks earlier than I had thought I would--because nighttime temperatures were to remain above 50F, according to the extended forecast. The warmer nights coincided with a heatwave, three consecut...

May 17, 2018

It would appear--in my case, at least--that pickling is an inevitable side effect of vegetable gardening. I've posted previously about red mustard kimchi and award-winning spicy dilly beans. Today's post is all about Middle Eastern-style pickled turnips, lift. Swe...

May 10, 2018

Last week's 3-day heatwave sent my garden into overdrive. It's positively exploding with greens over here.

Lettuces, beets, and Chinese broccoli, oh my!

From this overflowing bed, I harvested broccoli raab and arugula...it's pesto time.

That's right, pesto doesn't have to...

May 3, 2018

It was just over a month ago when I first posted about my front yard "makeover". Today, things are looking a lot greener.

Here's March 29, 2018:

And here's May 3, 2018:

Slowly, but surely, the New Jersey tea bushes against the house are getting bigger.  

For more color, I...

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