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Monster Garlic

I’ve grown garlic for almost as many years as I’ve lived in Maine. It’s one of those veggies that I consistently have good luck with. Last October, I planted just … Continue reading

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Summer Arrives with August in Maine

Summer has finally arrived with hot and humid weather. After waiting so long for summer-like weather, I have to keep reminding myself not to whine. I really don’t like hot … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

November 1st dawned with the threat of a Nor’easter heading up the coast. The weather man has the nerve to predict 5-10 inches of snow for us. I am not … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Rain

The morning sunshine quickly faded to a cool steady drizzle. Despite the weather, I had garden chores on my to do list. With so little free time, I didn’t let … Continue reading

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My Favorite Color is Garlic

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These garlic bulbs, recently harvested, are the most beautiful variegated purple and white color. The purple color is so soft and rich, there ought to be a Crayola named after … Continue reading

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Blustery Weekend Snapshots

It was a blustery October weekend here. Windy enough to strip the autumn colors from the trees and make me appreciate how quickly autumn is passing. Feeling the pressure, we … Continue reading

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Gorgeous, Glorious, Garlic!

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Garlic is a staple in our kitchen – even Hannah likes it. That’s why I increased our crop planting to 100 cloves last fall – up from 60 the year … Continue reading

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Working For Your Garlic

Garlic Scapes

I put my garlic loving Hannah to work today snipping the scapes off the garlic. She helped to plant this batch of garlic in the fall. I seem to recall … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest

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I’m not sure what this says about me, but I get really excited about growing garlic. A bit garden geeky, I know. Today was harvest day for my Russian Red. … Continue reading

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Garlic Growing Strong

Last year was my first attempt at growing garlic. After trying some Russian Red garlic from the local farmer’s market (at a premium price) I became a garlic snob. I … Continue reading

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