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A pile of eggplants waiting for me to get to them

{community sharecropping} September is for Eggplants

September is the biggest harvest month in the community share-cropping gardens.  That means that we have to do something with the perishable stuff we grew all summer.  While I think zucchini make excellent compost, I want to use each and every eggplant, no matter how small.  I have spent years convincing my husband that we […]

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Our rabbi, Jonathan Rubenstein of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, runs a non-profit bakery out of the temple.  Most Friday mornings he is there, baking challah and babka, plus his kick-ass granola.  When we sold our house and garden in Argyle, New York three years ago and were moaning about where we would go to garden, Jonathan’s […]

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{community sharecropping} July is for Garlic Harvest

Garlic is an easy crop and should have a place in every home garden.  The individual cloves are planted in October, lie dormant in the ground all winter, and then are among the first plants to sprout in the spring.  You can buy garlic heads from your local farmers market this fall, break them up […]

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{community sharecropping} Composting 101

It is May, which means that the community sharecropping season, in which we garden on other people’s former lawns, has begun.  They are the lawn lords, my husband is the fanatic sharecropper, I am his opinionated side kick. We had a cold, late, wet winter, so couldn’t really get into the gardens with equipment until […]

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