Category Archives: Garden

The Hairy Vetch

Remember when you were in third grade?  You’d be hanging out with your friends in the school yard at recess.  And someone would say, “Gluteus maximus,” and you’d all laugh hysterically. That’s the way I feel when I say “hairy … Continue reading

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Our Garden is on Vacation, Call Back in a Year.

For a minute or two I puzzled over the best title for this post.  I thought about Crimson and Clover, after the Tommy James tune. After years of faithfully giving us tomatoes, basil, kale and other nice vegetables, our garden … Continue reading

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A Trip to Leonard J. Buck Garden

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For Fathers’ Day, after a 40-mile bike ride, we went to Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills, NJ.  Ellen and I visited here once at least 10 years ago.  This spring, I’ve ridden past the entrance several times, so it … Continue reading

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A Note on GMOs

Soulsby Farms has a good essay regarding genetically modified organisms in our food supply.  I’d like a footnote or two for reference, and I’d like to eliminate the use of the apostrophe to denote plurals.  But in his theme, the writer … Continue reading

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Garden Spring 2012

Due to a variety of commitments, I haven’t written on this blog recently. Here are a few pictures from our garden today. I no longer have a space to sprout seeds indoors; this year, I ordered heirloom tomato and pepper … Continue reading

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Early Summer Garden

This year is a transition year for our garden.  A  Rutgers soil analysis showed that our soil was on the alkaline side.  After years of dumping pounds and pounds of manure, compost and new topsoil each spring, we chose to … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory in the Kitchen

This winter, we signed on for a half share in a food co-op.  As we’re not buying directly from a farm, strictly speaking, it isn’t a CSA.  As there was only one share available, we split it with another family … Continue reading

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