Category Archives: Gardening

Nature Boy Strikes Again!

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have always had a deep appreciation for the natural world. WhenI was a little kid I was up in the Catskill Mountains catching bluegills with dough balls and big ole bullfrogs by … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For Summer 2016

I’ve decided that time goes by way too fast. I was talking to a friend of mine that other day and it is truly amazing how we were young men of 24 and then bang…40 years went by! It’s another … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden 1 – Spring 2016

Another year…another growing season upon us here on Long Island. This will be our year 13 growing vegetables at the Greenlawn Organic Gardens in Huntington Town, in Suffolk County New York. As we do each year in late February, we … Continue reading

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ANOTHER GROWING SEASON OVER – GARDEN 2015

Hard to believe but it’s already December…another year has blown by in the wink of an eye. The vegetable garden is still producing a trickle of items even now. But soon the harvest will be finished and we’ll wait till … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetables Winding Down…

Wow! Where did the spring go?! And now the summer has passed as well.  A growing garden points out the never ending cycles of the natural world in a unique and intimate fashion to those of us who work the … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetables 2015

Wow! Where did the spring go?! And now the summer is cruising along…July a memory and a warm August upon us.  We had a nice garlic crop which we picked the first week of July. They’ve had a few wee … Continue reading

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Tomatoes & Peppers..Summer Can’t Be Far Behind!

As discussed in the last episode, this past week we prepared the soil for the tomato bed and then this weekend we planted the tomatoes and peppers.       Another warm weather crop is the eggplant. We usually plant … Continue reading

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The Veggie Garden 2015-continued

It’s beginning to look like the 2015 growing season is going to be another excellent year! It’s been a little dry in the early going which has resulted in more trips to the plot to water, but overall the plants … Continue reading

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GET THOSE VEGGIES ROLLIN’ ! – PART 2

Lettuce, beets, kale, mesclun greens, snow peas, cabbage and other cool weather crops should in the ground now. The tomatoes and peppers are still in the hardening stage.  They’ll be ready in about 10 days. Here are some shots of … Continue reading

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Kale…Easy to Grow and Good for You!

I’ve been growing kale for several years.  This vegetable is really easy to grow, the bugs seem to ignore it and the harvest is usually quite abundant.  We do two different types.  These shots were taken in our plot late … Continue reading

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