Vermiculture in late fall

Seems like it's been a while since I last wrote about my worm bin. Believe it or not, despite all my efforts in ruining it, it's still there! As I wrote in summer, last batches of worm castings were a failure (the numerous reasons for this are listed here), so I decided to let the …

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Pickled green tomatoes

After I harvested potatoes in the end of July (or was it August?), I had a couple of opportunistic plants pop up in a few spots in my raised garden bed, and the way they were growing, I got all excited for a late fall harvest... Long story short: I only got three tubers on …

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How to make a container plant winter cozy

This week Philadelphia got its first taste of winter... While this snow won't last, it served as a sort of message from the powers-that-be: Fall is over! Really! Warm days are gone! So in my usual manner, meaning that it was way past due time to do this, I rushed to cover my container plants …

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Preparing for winter: Sweet peppers

I finally got to completing yet another task that was long overdue (in fact, overdue can easily be my word of the season): bringing in the Gypsy sweet pepper from my balcony garden. I've always thought of peppers as annuals, when in fact they are tender perennials that can be easily overwintered sometimes outdoors, but …

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