Archive for the ‘Produce’ Category

Farmers Almanac – Who knew?

My grandfather, “Opa”, loved getting the farmer’s almanac every year for his b-day. Turns out, there is actually some very useful info in it, and it’s available online! For instance… you can put in your city / state here and it will give you the dates when you should sprout/plant common garden vegetables based on your [...]

February 20, 2014 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Happy Halloween!! And Garden Humor October

Happy Halloween!! I bet you thought I was going to forget about this because I’ve been so terrible at posting.  I cannot believe how quickly this fall has gone… before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then CHRISTMAS!!!! Q: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport? A: Squash!  Hahaha… and of course, so appropriate, [...]

October 31, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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It’s ALIVE!

The second pumpkin plant (the vine that traveled up the fence)is actually still going, and the pumpkin is still in OK condition. Hopefully we can get to it in the next day or so before critters start to eat it, and it might actually make it to Halloween!

September 13, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Second Planting Fail

The last two years, we realize that there is time for a second planting for some plants. We still have yet to try this. MAYBE I can still get an arugula planting in. The leaves go well into fall / frost season, and since the bugs destroyed them in the hot weather, maybe we’ll get some [...]

September 11, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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August Garden Humor

It’s almost fall… that makes me happy! It’s also almost the first frost and the end of garden season… that makes me sad! Oh well…I guess I can start planning for next year soon! Q: Why did the gardener need a cork? A:  His garden sprung a leek. HAHAHA! Our leeks are just about ready to be [...]

August 31, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Mexican Bean Beetles

Our string bean leaves have been eaten, thanks to the the little yellow larvae of the Mexican Bean Beetles. Luckily, they don’t seem to eat the actual beans! We were still able to harvest quite a bit. I got another 2-3 cups this weekend before I ripped the skeletons out and sent them to the [...]

August 28, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Pumpkin fail

As I wrote a few posts ago about the cucumber plants dying, I realized the EXACT same thing happened to our pumpkin, only we originally thought we stepped on it by accident or something. It was growing really well, then, all of a sudden… DEAD! The vines shriveled up leaving two orphan pumpkins to turn orange [...]

August 26, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Busy as a bee…

OK, I’m so far behind on my herb of the week and lacking for posts in general, it’s just pathetic. Between the business trip to Germany, work, vacation to Vermont, (mini) vacation to Ocean City, NJ / Atlantic City, turning 30 (Holy crap! still not ready to accept it!) surrounded by my loved ones, cleaning [...]

August 21, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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July Garden Humor

In honor of one of our best garden producers (and my stomach, which in the past has caused me problems): What vegetable can tie your stomach in knots?  String beans! Haha! Happy August!

July 31, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Truly Mammoth Sunflowers!

Ah! Almost a week between posts and I missed the herb of the week this week. I will have to make up for it this Friday! Anyway, so much has been going on in the garden (no thanks to me, thank Mother Nature!), so I needed to post. I showed a few weeks ago that [...]

July 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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