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Dusk Garden Forays

August 28, 2014
Garden path at the keyline

Garden path at the keyline

August is full of those days when you’re thankful for a barbeque and some greens in the garden that you can nab at the last minute to throw together a hamburger.  The day are getting so short and the fall list so long. Oh yes, and fresh milk to make hamburger buns with…baking with fresh milk is to die for.



Pay dirt!



13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2014 2:22 pm

    your garden looks gorgeous!

  2. Nicky permalink
    August 28, 2014 3:19 pm

    Oh, I am soooo jealous. With the drought here in CA, I have no garden at all. Just some very nice large weeds! If you don’t mind my asking, What is the name of that sunflower? Awesome variety!

  3. Kristin permalink
    August 29, 2014 4:19 am

    With such hot summers, how are you able to keep lettuce going without it bolting?

    • August 29, 2014 6:52 am

      We plant every two or three weeks, and despite doing it dryland it still does pretty well. The first two plantings are always in the greenhouse so we do water those, but outside we don’t usually irrigate. Plus, I plant hot weather varieties even in the spring. Thai 88, Jericho, Anuenue, Parris Island, Little Gem, Simpson Elite, Flashy Green Butter Oak, and Merlot all seem to hold up the neglect (minimal water) I throw out 😉

      • Kristin permalink
        August 29, 2014 4:30 pm

        I did hot season lettuces under shade cloth in early summer. They did well for me. I tried to succession plant in trays on my front porch (for later transplant) but some adorable turkey polts (who are no longer adorable) decided to sample the seedlings. I didn’t ever get around to reseeding. I suppose I should try without the shade cloth then if it works for you. We get high 80s, low 90s most of the summer.

        • August 29, 2014 8:39 pm

          It does work, we’ve been dry for months now really, about the same temps as you and it does work. Lettuce needs cool temps to germinate and then can take the heat. So shade or in the basement works really well.

  4. August 29, 2014 5:28 am

    Do you have a post on the butter making process? I’m having a hard time with the washing–at least I think that’s why mine goes off flavor after a day or two.

    • August 29, 2014 7:24 am

      Look on the how-to page there is a post. You have to keep working it with a paddle, spoon or whatever tool you choose with cold water until you see no milky water and the water remains clear. Or it could go further back to the cow too, or age of cream, etc.

  5. Eumaeus permalink
    August 29, 2014 5:43 am

    your soil is so sexy (seriously).

  6. August 29, 2014 9:56 am

    This photo is great. Amaranth, sunnies and more!

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