Tag: Critters

June reality check

June reality check. In January, anything was possible in garden dreaming. By June, the stage has been set. The table has been laid. Whatever cliche fits best, the truth is that reality has set in. It’s not all bad. Plants are blooming and growing.… Continue Reading “June reality check”

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post March changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although… Continue Reading “April blooms”

Planting onions

Onions (Allium cepa). April 2, still the last week in March according to the calendar, and the onion plants arrived from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, just as promised. Today is also the first day that the temp reached 60° F. and stayed there for several… Continue Reading “Planting onions”


Four-legged critters in the garden. At present, there are no serious critter problems in my garden. As I related in the post Vegetable garden, we went through problems with groundhogs, rabbits, and meadow voles as the vegetable garden was getting established. For now, what with a… Continue Reading “Critters”

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden.   The vegetable garden was started several years ago. Each year brings improvements, which will be described here. When the vegetable garden was started, we were having huge problems with groundhogs. They had tunnels everywhere and multiple ways of getting under the… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden”


Onions (Allium cepa) Above are photos of some of the onions from last summer. Patterson yellow storage onions on the left. Red Zeppelin and Red Marble, a cipollini, on the right. I ordered field-grown onion plants from Johnny’s Selected Seeds last year. One bunch… Continue Reading “Onions”

Hot peppers

  Hot peppers. Whatever hot peppers I managed to grow last summer were eaten immediately or went into salsa. I did find one batch of hot peppers frozen in olive oil, seen above, in the freezer the other day. I defrosted the dish just… Continue Reading “Hot peppers”