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Winter Chores

Compared to the last week, temperatures today were rather warm, so I spent some time doing winter chores in the garden. Performed some grape and blueberry pruning, potted up some cuttings, and mulched here and there. Decided also to transplant … Continue reading

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Communal Blueberry Cuttings

Spent some time this afternoon pruning and puttering and watering (!) in the garden this afternoon.  After thinning out the blueberries, I selected 30+ cuttings and potted them up in these communal pots.  In the spring, once they (hopefully) show … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Harvest, Blueberry Defenses

Spent the weekend putting the summer garden to bed – coiling up hoses, deconstructing tomato structures, pulling old plants, and harvesting green tomatoes, the few remaining peppers and purple tomatillos, and the last of this year’s pomegranates.  Biggest pomegranate harvest … Continue reading

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Huge Blueberries

Many years ago – maybe 8? – I planted blueberries, lingonberries, huckleberries and cranberries (all members of the genus Vaccinium) in a patch perhaps 15 feet by 9 or so feet.  I’ve written about them here and here.  These being … Continue reading

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March Miracle?

Woke up to snow for the first time in months.  Not sure if this is the March miracle I’ve been hoping for – it’s been an unusual weather year, overly warm and overly dry – but I’ll take it.  Of … Continue reading

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Foraging vs. Harvesting

I like foraging (which here I’ll define as wandering around the garden, picking this and that and eating it) much better than I like harvesting, which usually is usually a hot, mosquito-ridden endeavor that involves a bowl, bucket or some … Continue reading

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Harvest – Blueberries, Garlic and Eggplant

Back in the garden after a week in Glacier National Park in Montana.  Lots of interesting plants in Montana, including bear grass, lanceleaf stonecrop, a native succulent, and Rosa woodsii, a wild rose similar to the California wild roses that … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Abundance

Gardening is about cycles and rhythms.  Last year, the blueberries took the year off, producing basically half of what they do in a good year.  This year, on the other hand, the bushes are outdoing themselves.  Ridiculous abundance.  These will … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bee

One part of the garden is devoted to a patch of things Vaccinium, in this case blueberries (evergreen and deciduous), lingonberries, huckleberries, and cranberries.  The ‘blueberry patch’ is basically an inverted aviary – if the fruiting plants aren’t protected, the … Continue reading

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