Tag Archives: Garden

Wednesday photo: Beet harvest

As spring becomes more and more like summer, my garden is finally producing lots.     These were my pickings on Tuesday, plus two shopping bags full of lettuce leaves, and I successfully gave it all away (except the herbs, which … Continue reading

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Late summer and fall gardening in Swaziland

I have been so far behind in updating all of you on my garden; at least I have kept good records. By May, I had quite the garden planted with onions, lettuce, beets, green pepper, hot pepper, paprika pepper, beans, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sunflower

I love watching and tending my plants in my garden perhaps more than I enjoy eating them.  Watching this sunflower has been very exciting as it grew so tall so fast. It opened its flowers to the world this week, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Beans

My first rounds of beans started great, was annihilated by the cows, and managed to finish with some salvageable beans.  Here’s my harvest:   The spots where the cows were able to break in were repaired and then covered with … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Veggies and trash

As I have been double-digging beds in my garden here in Swaziland, I have encountered lots of trash. Trash in the garden, you say? Why, yes, because in rural Swaziland there is no trash pickup service, so people either burn … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Butternut harvest

I could not believe how many butternuts I harvested after their rocky start.    I was wishing I could preserve one of these for the Canfield Fair for my first-ever vegetable entry, but alas, I’m few thousand miles and seasons … Continue reading

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Changing seasons and gardens

Over the last week I have begun preparing my garden for the next planting season.  All of a sudden, my butternut vines were near death, so I knew it was time to prepare for moving forward.     I have yet … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Butternuts

I harvested my first butternuts as the plants have begun drying up.  Having a successful crop is so exciting after having a rough start with many butternuts rotting.    My bobhuti said it is time to start my next crop, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My garden grows

I tried planting a variety of vegetables in a variety of ways. Most failed, still to unknown reasons.  What I thought would fail the most was my butternuts. I planted seeds from a butternut from the market, and I had … Continue reading

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Permagarden planting tips

Last week I participated in a truly amazing permagarden session with Peace Corps’ permagarden trainer Peter Jensen. I started a permagarden on my homestead in November and as I build and incorporate more parts, I will write a post about … Continue reading

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