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Heavy Rain Caused Jerusalem Artichokes to Fall Down

It started raining yesterday and continued through the night and most of today. Some of my sunchokes, which were standing nearly 10’ tall when the storms began, have fallen over into the driveway and the roots seem to be lifting up out of the soggy ground. I wasn’t sure if I should stake them up […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 4, 2012 | Vegetables, Weather Read More
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My Birthday Wish

My 37th birthday is coming up on Sept. 7th. A few people have asked me what I’d like to get for my birthday. I don’t usually have many ideas for this question. I’m blessed and lucky and generally don’t want much of what I don’t have or can’t afford to get myself. I thought of […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | September 4, 2012 | Just For Fun Read More
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Dare I Say, I’m Looking Forward to Fall

For the colors, the cleanup and the fallback, regroup that comes with moving stuff around, planting new things and planning for next year. I’m enjoying the tomatoes coming in from the yard and am frustrated by the puny growth on my brassicas which may be due to the heat or not enough fertility. I haven’t […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | August 28, 2012 | How's It Growing?, Keyhole Garden, Recipes Read More
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Enjoying the August Garden While Waiting for Elderberries and Sunchokes

The elderberries are almost ripe! These bushes are right near the street in the front yard, so they aren’t netted at all. I’m keeping a close eye on them so I might get some before the birds do. Those sunchokes, or Jerusalem artichokes, on the right, are pretty tall now. I don’t even see one […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | August 16, 2012 | Fruits, How's It Growing?, Keyhole Garden Read More
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New To Me, Kohlrabi!

I’ve never eaten it before, let alone tried to grow it, but this year Kohlrabi is making an appearance in the keyhole garden. I planted it in early spring from seed. It survived the early attack of the cabbage moths that took out my whole crop of mustard greens and seems to have been staying […]

By JerseyShoreLisa | August 8, 2012 | Keyhole Garden, Vegetables Read More
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