Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fresh Smoothies To Ward Off Deer

Garlic, Lemon Balm, and Mint, Oh My A reader is curious about my garlic water deer repellant, as well she might be. Like so many of us, she has tried many things to keep deer from eating her plants. So … Continue reading

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Early Heat Makes For Gardener’s Bliss

Early Blueberries, Tomatoes & Peppers & A Birthday Cake In all my years of gardening, I’ve never picked ripe raspberries, strawberries, snap peas, blueberries, tomatoes and peppers on June 15th before! This June has been amazing, with sun and warmth … Continue reading

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Curing Diseases With Tailored Composts

The Art Of Bespoke Composts Compost gets a lot of respect these days, and rightly so; good compost truly can be ‘garden gold’. In Victorian times, when head gardeners oversaw a flock of helpers, composts were carefully blended to suit … Continue reading

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A Plethora Of Peas

A Summer Shower Of Snow Peas And Sugar Snaps When the first local peas appear (on my deck or at the Farmers’ Market), I prefer them raw. Sweet and crisp, their slight earthiness keeps them from tasting like candy. Extreme … Continue reading

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