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It’s hard to believe we’re already at the threshhold of “late summer” – WHERE has the time gone!  My garden was a tangled jungle this week, after a couple weeks of letting Mother Nature take care of things. (At least she watered.) This week, I managed to get everything untangled and I tossed the rain-rotten […]

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I usually take my weekly pics on Thursday evening but last Thursday I was watching it rain.  (Yay!!!!)  And for several other reasons, that meant I didn’t get a chance to take pictures until this morning.  Up before 6, I was shooting pictures and then hurrying to get Swimmer Girl on our church bus for […]

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This week brings high heat and not much else – it’s late June and our temps are more like mid-August.  Rain is not forthcoming from the sky, so I spend time every few days with the hose pipe.  Which is kind of nice – I cool down the garden, check its progress and generally contemplate […]

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Crop Report, Week 9

Summer is here, and the heat is on.  Lots and lots of green tomatoes are appearing, including a few late arrivals.  I think all the varieties have set fruit, so I’ll introduce the final three. ‘Sherrill’s Watermelon’ has funny shaped tomatoes that should get even more unusual as they grow into huge paste-type fruit (most […]

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Crop Report, Week 8

This is where things start to heat up.  The thermometer and the plants are both climbing higher every day. I harvested our first pepper (an Anaheim) this week.  I’m planning to use it (and another one or two that are also ripe) in this recipe. The purple jalapenos decided to stop showing off their blooms […]

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Crop Report, Week 7

They say seven is a lucky number.  Maybe so:  Week 7 is the week when (7!) tomato and pepper plants finally set fruit.  Health Kick was first: Along with Sugar Sweetie: Then Black Krim: and Boxcar Willie, bringing up the rear: The pepper lineup starts with Orange Blaze: and Jimmy Nardello And the Anaheim: The […]

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A week ago yesterday, we pointed our wagon (okay, our humongous SUV) westward and spent the Memorial Day weekend in south-central Oklahoma.  Before I left, I watered, weeded, took pictures and left word with Swimmer Girl and Middle Son to please (please, please!) water while we were gone. Temperatures soared, but they faithfully watered and […]

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