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Plenty of rain so far, blooming elderberries and slow squash.

I’m just tickled by what’s happening in the yard this year. The gardens aren’t a total mess yet, that will come in a month or so when the plants are huge and some have had it and need to be cleared out. No, right now, things are blooming, veggies are just starting to come in […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | June 28, 2013 | How's It Growing? Read More
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Not much for Pie? Rhubarb muffins rock!

My three year old outrageously beautiful rhubarb plant is growing in my front yard. Last year I tried adding some to one of my fresh fruit/vegetable juices and I was totally turned off. I’ve never tasted rhubarb before and it was way too overpowering in the juice. I never bothered to add it to anything […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | June 5, 2013 | Recipes, Vegetables Read More
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Garden Progress During a Cold Garden State Spring

We’ve had one or two hot days this season so far. My early spring plants are usually fried by late May, but the foliage on my Virginia Bluebells is still happily green and perky. The peppers and tomatoes are tapping their feet, so to speak, waiting for warmer temperatures, but I don’t mind waiting. The […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | May 26, 2013 | Flowers, Fruits, How's It Growing? Read More
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Morn Not Your Dead Loquat

The bad news is the Loquat definitely didn’t survive the winter. It was a mild winter, but zone 7 pushed this Japanese Plum too far. The good news is that a prime spot for a fruit tree doesn’t sit fallow for a moment in this yard. I picked up a Semi-Dwarf Red Bartlett Pear from […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | April 9, 2013 | Fruits, Trees Read More
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A 5 Gallon Bucket of Jerusalem Artichokes from 10 Small Pieces!

Today A-girl and I dug up the Jerusalem Artichokes from the hugelkultur bed next to the driveway. I planted fewer than 10 small pieces in this bed and posted progress back in September when a heavy rain caused some of the plants to fall over. In response to the collapse, I had cut the sunchokes […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | March 4, 2013 | Hugulkultur, Vegetables Read More
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