Category Archives: Lettuce

Permaculture Summer

To create your own permaculture summer: Start with a good variety of fruits, berries and herbs that pretty much take care of themselves year after year. Add to that background of growth, some tender green leaves (lettuce and spinach will … Continue reading

Posted in Asparagus, Backyard Gardening, Blackberries, Blueberries, Chives, Container Gardening, Figs, Herbs, Lettuce, Oregano, Parsley, Permaculture, Raised Bed Gardening, Spinach, Square Foot Gardening, Strawberries, Sustainable, Thyme, Urban Farming | Leave a comment

Summer Already

After an early, false spring in February that fooled blueberries and peaches into blooming followed by the rest of a perfectly normal winter that felt like it lasted forever, spring finally did come and then go in a flash and … Continue reading

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Laissez-faire Farming

The threat of winter weather pushed right up to the last frost date for my area this year.  Add in my hectic schedule the past few weeks and the result is a late start on my spring garden, and some … Continue reading

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Sunlight Like Tides

Sunlight, like tides, wait for no man. Yesterday I watched as the morning sunlight set fire to the jewel toned Lollo De Vino lettuce and determined to do a spring garden update.  By the time I took the update photo … Continue reading

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Finally Spring – Garden Update

The average last frost date for this area has come and gone and the lowest nighttime temp forecast through the end of the month is 41.  I think spring is finally here to stay! The French Breakfast Radishes are speeding … Continue reading

Posted in Backyard Gardening, Blueberries, Collards, Container Gardening, Figs, French Breakfast Radishes, Front Yard Gardening, Herbs, Lettuce, Lollo De Vino Lettuce, Radishes, Raised Bed Gardening, Septoria Leaf Spot, Square Foot Gardening, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Sustainable, Tomatoes, Urban Farming | Leave a comment

Last Frost Date

Last night was a low of 28 so the tomatoes were covered (again) and I am optimistic that it was the last night of freezing temps (again).  This time, at least, I have the Average Last Frost Date in my … Continue reading

Posted in Acorn Squash, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, City Chickens, Container Gardening, French Breakfast Radishes, Kale, Lettuce, Lollo De Vino Lettuce, Radishes, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Sustainable, Tomatoes | Leave a comment

Paradigm Shift

I sometimes forget the prevailing notions people have related to growing food.  The most common mental images seem to center around long hours of back breaking labor spent tilling, planting, hoeing and weeding. I am quickly reminded of the current … Continue reading

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Springing Ahead

After a week of travel, timezone jet lag and leaping ahead an hour, I returned home to find my spring garden well underway. The blueberries and strawberries are already in bloom and hoping the 33 degree overnight currently forecast for … Continue reading

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Then There Was One

This morning I did my final pass thinning the tomatoes, peppers, collards, cabbage and kale down to a single plant in each starter cup and then I crossed my fingers that no fungi or pests find my singletons between now … Continue reading

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