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C is for Continuing on

I’m easing back into my garden diary blog–Spring has a way of doing that to us, doesn’t it? With all the symbolism of a winter freeze, my life has followed the seasons. As the leaves we’re dying this year, so … Continue reading

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C is for Catnip

I grew up the youngest of four children in a pretty-typical 1970s’ home: game nights, fires and popcorn, arguing, experimenting, etc. So the time my parents found a bong made out of a Flex shampoo bottle (hidden in the croquet … Continue reading

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C is for Citrus

We have had nine citrus trees in our yard: Meyers lemon, Bearss lime, Kaffir lime, Valencia orange, tangerine, calamondin, Nagami kumquat,¬†and two Navel orange. What a lucky break. Just as the weather turns cold, the herbs freeze and turn brown, … Continue reading

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C is for Cantaloupe

Sticking with the cucurbits family, meet sister cantaloup. Melons are relatives of cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and watermelon; hence, they suffer from similar pests and diseases. Cantaloupes, like squash, have both male and female flowers, and male flowers usually open first … Continue reading

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C is for Chives

Chives are relatives of the onion, garlic, and leek; all are members of the Allium family. Grown by seed or by dividing an already-established plant, chives need very little soil to thrive. A mere four to six inches deep of … Continue reading

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C is for Caigua

My garden buddy introduced me to the Caigua plant two years ago. The Caigua is primarily grown in South America and now Central America. It is a fast-growing vine that produces a hollow cucumber-like/pepper-like fruit. Zooming in on the picture … Continue reading

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C is for Cucumber

On the heels of uninspired cherries comes something a little more dear to me–cucumbers. In our house, we have an inside joke about cucumbers. Let me just say, “They Repeat:” You know, you can grow burpless cucumbers that contain fewer … Continue reading

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