I love the smell of parsnips in the afternoon

It smells like victory. At the end of the season last fall, I dug up about two dozen well-formed parsnips, almost six pounds worth. Also the usual tomato, eggplant, and chile pepper.  This was the biggest surprise, as I had never had any luck before growing carrots or parsnips. But last winter, I had enough […]


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Penultimate Harvest

A frost warning sent me out to my community garden plot yesterday to gather all the green tomatoes that were never going to get ripe. I picked a heavy bagful of tomatoes, a few from my Butter Bush, a lot from the Rutgers, plus four more huge tomatoes from a volunteer tomato plant in my […]

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Compost fixes everything

Finally, finally one of my compost tumblers finished cooking the leaves and weeds, and finally I emptied it. So today I brought over a couple more bags of compost to my community garden plot, and the most important “finally” is that the whole plot has a layer of compost on it. The best part is […]

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Planted my garden plot today

Well, I’m finally recovered from NERAX, and plots are ready in the Watertown Community Garden, so today I went over to plant mine.  Besides, Earth Day is a day to spend in the garden. Things are looking pretty spartan still at the community garden, and I had to circle around a few times to find […]

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