Tag Archives: vegetable

End of Month View-August 2014

August ended the way it usually does for us in this part of the Ohio River Valley–Hot, humid, a thunderstorm or two. The days are noticeably shorter now, and the plants have noticed. A burst of productivity in the vegetable … Continue reading

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August and Everything After

August surprised us this year in our part of the Ohio River Valley. Mild temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s (F) are unusual during what we usually refer to as the “dog days of summer.” Felt much like late September. … Continue reading

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Summer Betwixt 2 Slices of Bread

Ben’s Southern Summer Tomato Sandwich This sandwich is almost too simple. But also easy to screw up. Ingredients are the key to this southern sandwich’s culinary mysticism. You need: White bread. Soft, white bread. The kind of white bread everyone … Continue reading

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We Seek the Black Krim

It’s our first year planting the heirloom variety tomato, Black Krim. We’re excited! The one pictured is just starting to ripen and we’re curious how long it will be before it develops that lovely deep, dark crimson. We’ve had a … Continue reading

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Ode to Homegrown Tomatoes & Tips for Growing Same

Only two things that money can’t buy and that’s True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes. ~Guy Clark. We’re trying a few different varieties of tomato this year including Black Krim and Cherokee Purple. Bringing back many old faves, as well, including … Continue reading

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Yeah, Radishes!

Spring means radishes. Crunchy and peppery.  And quick! From seed to harvest in a little over three weeks for some varieties. About as close to instant gratification as one gets from gardening! Something the French love and I do, too, … Continue reading

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