Seed Starting (A Rare Non-Hiking Post)

| December 30, 2016

Seed Starting (A Rare Non-Hiking Post)

I know this blog is all about the hiking. I get that, and I have even sometimes considered myself a “recovering” gardener, but honestly, when it’s cold and snowing outside, one sure thing that can bring me out of my winter-induced funk is planning for and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. I love vegetable gardening, mostly […]

Around the Garden

| June 4, 2015

Around the Garden

so i imagine you’re wondering, “auntie! such a long stretch between blogging… whatcha’ been up to?” yes, okay, i have a vivid imagination. i’ve been gardening. i know, i know, i said i was NEVER GARDENING AGAIN because it’s not fun to fight with nature, which always wins in the end anyway. but old habits, […]

Confessions of a Recovering Gardener

| October 16, 2013

Confessions of a Recovering Gardener

anyone who knows me has heard my extended rant on gardening. like how no matter what you think you’ve learned about 1) pest control; b) disease control; III) weather protection, critter avoidance, variety selection, blah, blah, blah; there’s always something else waiting in the wings to sabotage your efforts. always. and i’m just tired of […]

Late Blight on Tomatoes

| August 2, 2012

Late Blight on Tomatoes

late blight update. no confirmed cases of late blight have been found in rhode island, but it has been found in massachusetts and connecticut, as you can see from this map. if you’re not sure if what you have is late blight, see this fact sheet from the university of connecticut for detailed information and photos of the […]

Rainy Day

| July 20, 2012

Rainy Day

no hike today… it’s FINALLY raining here. we’ve gone too long without. at last check i had a half-inch, and it’s still raining. so i thought i’d post some photos of a pair of mating cecropia moths from july 2nd. they were in my yard, near the back patio. with a wingspan of 5-6 inches, […]

Mid-July Garden Walk

| July 15, 2012

Mid-July Garden Walk

a deviation, finally, from the endless posts about hiking. i thought i’d take you on a brief tour of what’s happening in my southeastern connecticut garden this week. first up, swiss chard. i grew a massive amount of swiss chard almost (mostly) by accident. someone gave me a flat of the stuff, and like any […]

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