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Fun Summer Project

Summer is here! Montauk has been packed, the weather gorgeous and the garden looks great. We’ve eaten spinach, carrots, onions, garlic, cucumbers, green beans, beets, zucchini and of course tomatoes. Just wanted to share my latest project – Adirondack chairs for the porch! This crazy kid helped me paint the pieces:         […]

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End of Summer Garden Post

School has started and summer is pretty much over. And I haven’t written anything about the garden since April! Basically, we didn’t spend nearly as much time out there this year, and it showed. Luckily for us, we had done some prep in early Spring, and were able to coast a bit. We had a […]

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April Garden Report: Spring Came Late this Year

Unfortunately, the garden is not looking very promising so far this year.  After a long winter with record cold temperatures, we got off to a late start, and I think we may have missed the window for the early-spring vegetables. Here’s what is working this month: Spinach and Lettuce – 2 bags so far, so […]

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March Garden Report

Spring has finally emerged from our crazy-cold winter! Time for a garden report! At least 56 inches of snow and temperatures below zero were tough on me but also on the garden. Certain things that over wintered in previous years, like rosemary, are totally dead, and the grapevines we’ve been nurturing for three years are […]

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November Garden Report: Green Tomatoes

I thought October might be the last Garden report for the year, but more vegetables just keep coming. In addition to carrots and snowpeas, we had a TON of green tomatoes. We brought them in rather than let them rot outside, but what do you do with them? I’m not one for deep frying things, […]

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October Garden Report

                    Fall is finally here, and the leaves seem more beautiful than ever.  My garden is winding down for the year, but here is what happened in October: Fall vegetables are here!  We’ve had plenty of beets, carrots and butternut squash this month. Sweet potatoes were […]

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September Garden Report: Preserving the Harvest

Instead of my usual monthly post about what’s happening in my garden, I decided to write about what it is exactly I do with all those tomatoes … canning! Here is how I do it: What You’ll Need Tomatoes. Roma or plum tomatoes are the best. You need a LOT of tomatoes to make this worthwhile, by […]

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Summer Garden Report

Time for a quick update on the garden!  It seems like weird weather had more of an effect this summer, but maybe it always seems that way? We had an extremely rainy June, a HOT July and a strangely rainy August.  The hot weather was definitely detrimental to beans, broccoli, spinach, even the zucchini.  The […]

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May/June Garden Report

I try to post an update on the garden monthly (like I did for March and April), but somehow I missed May. But it’s fun for me to write about my garden, and it is starting to deliver.  Here is what happened: Snow Peas came late this year.  They didn’t get going until June this […]

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April Garden Report – We Built a Greenhouse!

Spring has come very late to our neck of the woods this year.  It’s been cold and really not Spring-like at all for the most part. One thing that has bugged us for years is that while we should be planting many of our seeds now, it is really still too cold and many young […]

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