Category Archives: Care & Feeding

Scabby Potatoes & Summery Salads

Print PDFScab is the athlete’s foot of the garden, present everywhere Cleaning Up Scabby Soil The Pea Patch I inherited produced a lot of volunteers this spring, relicts of past crops. I left a lot of the borage for the … Continue reading

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If We Can’t Stand The Heat

Print PDFHung out to dry in the blink of an eye No Getting Out Of This Kitchen Here in the maritime Pacific Northwest, summers are usually temperate, thanks to cool nights that mitigate even the hottest days. Usually. This week, … Continue reading

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When Basil Blooms Too Soon

Print PDFPinching out blossoms makes basil bushy New Basils That Take Their Time As summer arrives—or doesn’t—I gotta say that I sometimes envy gardeners in Oregon and California. There, summer is a real presence, with warm days and sultry nights … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Tomatoes For Best Flavor

Print PDF Fabulous tomatoes are a little sweet and a little salty Build Brix With Compost, Then Add Sea Salt Given that the Maritime Northwest is not exactly prime tomato territory, it’s not super surprising that I’m often asked for … Continue reading

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