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It’s Summer in the Garden!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the state of our garden. We have about 1/3 acre, much of which is under cultivation. Our orchard consists of 2 pear trees, 2 apple trees (one with 5 different varieties grafted … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: People Who Grow in Glasshouses

Most years, I’d be planting peas this week or next, but despite temperatures trending slowly upward, the backyard still looks like something out of Doctor Zhivago, so the annual ritual of putting those first seeds in the ground won’t be happening … Continue reading

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Gardening: fernslayer!

When I had planted all my perennials, leaving piles of trash for the husband to rake up, I turned to the dark side of gardening: destruction. Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Love Affair

There’s a thing going on here at 2Dits. People talk, cars slow down to look, and I think some of the neighborhood kids have been told not to come up the driveway. You know how things are in a small … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Seed Order

January is the month of new beginnings. For me, that means looking ahead to what I’ll grow in the garden this summer. The kitchen table is four inches deep in seed catalogues, garden journals from several years, saved seed packets, … Continue reading

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Falling Into Harvest

(Picture from here.) It’s harvest season on our little microfarm. Nanofarm? Postage Stamp Farm? That might be a good name for the place. We have two gardens. The main one south of the house and the east garden where the … Continue reading

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Garden Colour

Time for another garden post. Two weeks ago I mentioned the unusually late spring we’ve been having. Well, summer is now officially here – with the help of 20,000 druids camped out at Stonehenge to see in the Summer Solstice … Continue reading

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The Smallholding in January

People may be forgiven for thinking January must be a quiet month on a smallholding. Nothing’s growing, it’s freezing – what could possibly need doing? A lot. For one there’s feeding. There’s usually enough grass on our holding that we … Continue reading

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2012: A Strange Year in the Garden

And what a strange year. The gardening year began with dire warnings. The winter rains have failed! We need two year’s worth of rain in the next few months or we’ll have a summer of protracted drought and water restrictions. … Continue reading

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Reflections From The Smallholding

by Chris Dolley Weatherwise, the last twelve months have been far from average. An exceptionally cold and snowy November/December was followed by the warmest and driest spring on record and then a cold and wet summer. It was a gardener’s … Continue reading

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