Category Archives: Early Crops

Weed Eaters Delight

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For extra zing, add a few tasty weeds to your salad bowl Spring Salads Pack A Pleasing Punch As warmer weather arrives (sometimes, at least), the garden beds are filling up fast. Early peas are blooming, last year’s kale is … Continue reading

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Birds Love Seeds, Bunnies Love Greens

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Illustration by Garth Williams (from Margaret Wise Brown’s book, Mister Dog) Giving Seed Saving New Meaning Seeds are such little miracles, bundles of protein and promise. Seeds can nurture living beings and create new plants. Seeds can also invite flocks … Continue reading

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Planting Peas, Harvesting Peace

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Mouse ear sized lilac leaves with budding bloom Of Peas and Peace Yesterday, I joined a peace rally in support of the Ukrainian people, sponsored by a local interfaith group, and over a hundred people gathered outside a local church. … Continue reading

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Planting Peas By Lilac Leaves

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Snow peas and greens are rarin’ to go Saint Patrick’s Day, Maybe Years ago, when I was just getting started with edible gardening, more experienced gardeners assured me that the proper time to plant peas was on Saint Patrick’s Day. … Continue reading

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