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Summer 2012

February 13, 2012

Matt is finishing up his work at L.L.Bean and this semi-nice weather has me thinking about the upcoming growing season.   What are we going to grow?
Pigs, turkey and chickens are on the list again for this year.  Matt has found them surprisingly easy and for the yield they are a good choice.  The vegetable garden is a different matter.  We struggle with that.  Matt usually is on his own during the summer between my wedding photography business and my web work I don’t have as much time to pitch in.  And it seems that vegetables aren’t quite his thing.  I think we could do better if I got involved but in the summer my priorities are weddings.

We have an abundance of local farms who do a great job with vegetables and a twice weekly farmers market so access to fresh local vegetables in the summer is not an issue.  But there are things I want to grow in bulk for canning purposes (canned tomatoes! pickles!) but I think paring down the list this year will be a good idea – let’s go narrow and deep instead of wide and shallow with our vegetables.

Here is my current short list:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers (trellised to take up less space)
  • Eggplants
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Cantaloupe
  • Summer Squash (only 1)
  • Onions (so easy!)
  • Corn
  • Peas


love from the farmette,


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