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The Best Parts of the Garden (So Far)

One of the best parts of the garden is the snacking. I learned this last year, and made sure to have lots of snackable plants in my garden this year. I had hoped that the berries would be highest on my list this year, but most of the raspberry and strawberry plants I bought have…

Garden Update, 6/14/21

The heat wave has finally broken, and I can finally wander around my garden without getting sweaty and sunburned in the first five minutes. Yay! So I was able to take a leisurely walk around my garden this evening, and survey the damage: All the Joan J raspberry bushes, gone. Heat plus some unknown bug…

The Drought (Heat Wave, June 2021)

Well, I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in the upper Midwest we’ve been experiencing some crazy heat. This, following an exceedingly dry spring (and now summer), has put us in a drought. And my plants are not happy. We’ve been experiencing at least 90F highs since June 5. I had about…