Monthly Archives: February 2015

Good Soil Combos For Containers

Cold Snaps And Snap Peas Thanks to my resident herd of deer, most of my edible plants live in large containers on my deck, some 20 feet above the ground. Since this is The Year Of Power Washing, all my … Continue reading

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Hardy Garden Primroses

Primadonna Primroses Of The Past I was recently asked to write more about collectors’ primroses; here are excerpts from an article I wrote some twenty years ago that pretty much covers the topic. It’s fun to look back and remember … Continue reading

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Welcome Kalettes & Cousinly Crosses

Who Can Resist These Ruffled Beauties? After a decade or so of acclaim, kale needs neither introductions nor accolades. However, some delicious, new-to-the-family crosses are just hitting nurseries, markets, and high-end restaurants this year, notably kalettes. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Kalettes, Wasabi and Colorful Cauliflower

Grow The Newest Trendy Foods At Home I work at the local library, a dream job if there ever was one. As I soft and shelve books, I notice that the balance of most-checked-out books is shifting from cook books … Continue reading

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