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Reached 700 lbs, and still picking!

Since the last post, we’ve zoomed past the 509 lbs reached last year, by almost 200 lbs. We’re now at 703 lbs and are still picking items from 30 categories on our updated figure on the Suburban Ton page. How high could … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Leave Your Garden and Return (a Paul Simon parody)

Slip out the gate, Nate Paint the north wall, ya’ll Take a needed rest, Wes Kick up your feet… The yard hasn’t exactly been the relaxing hobby this year, hence the song. Aster Yellows took down some coneflowers. The Japanese beetle population now … Continue reading

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Kermit sings the blues about the yellows

I picked our first Pattypans and Asian Eggplants today. The larger cantaloupe are sitting up on cleaned tuna cans, busy knitting their netting patterns. The onions have swooned. The beets are blushing. The beans are kind of flagging in the … Continue reading

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Tally for June 30, 2012

We’re up to 18 pounds grown so far. This graph will be updated periodically and posted on our Suburban Ton page for those who think it’s fun to track it along with us. Before Mutti had health issues this spring, we had … Continue reading

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This year’s seedlings

We’re busting at the seams with seedlings, so I put up the greenhouse tent impromptu this evening hoping to move many of them out tomorrow. We discussed whether we’d be weighing everything we pick like we did last year, and … Continue reading

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Radishes, Tubers, and Cilantro, Oh My!

We went out and picked these lovely radishes because it was supposed to get colder this past Wednesday night. I’m not sure how long radishes can stay out when there are successive nights below freezing. Even though these didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Quarter of a Ton Reached!

And I would grow 500 pounds, And I would grow 500 more… Sing that to the tune of the Proclaimers’ I Would Walk 500 Miles and you too could grow more yellow pear tomatoes than you’ll ever need. We’ve reached … Continue reading

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