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Kohlrabi Makes Surprise Habitat for Quail Nest

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As I was trimming back the raised bed of brassicas at the Bounty plot three days ago, I discovered a nest of speckled eggs under a kohlrabi plant.  Amy, the farm manager, thought it was probably a quail’s nest and that was confirmed the next morning when I went to check on the nest.  The […]

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Fending off Solicitors (and saving humanity) with Bees

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Our flowering lamb’s ear got a bit unruly this summer, as it always does, and unless you are real appreciator or bees, you probably would not choose not to venture up the pathway towards our front door.  I’m fairly certain that anyone selling me things I don’t need would opt out of this risk, but […]

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Cover Crop Composting in Place

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Today I began really cutting down the cover crop in my raised beds in the back. I cut the favas down towards the soil surface, but left their roots intact so as not to disturb the soil structure. I opted to leave all the snails I could find in the bed so that they can […]

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Late Winter Gardening

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I’m starting to look at seeds to sprout for Spring. It’s fun to see what I bought last Fall at the Seed Bank to branch out and try some new things.  This season I’m going to try some golden beets, red and white carrots, amaranth, kolrabi, lovage, and later towards the summer, some heirloom purple […]

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Mid-Winter Garden Assessment

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After being gone for much of December and having family staying with us for part of January, I finally got out into the yard to assess the damage of my neglect. I had come home from a trip in mid-December to discover that my husband had not watered the indoor pots adequately and killed all […]

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