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Cool-season greens

I’m so enjoying my cool-season greens this spring:  spinach, lettuce, kale and swiss chard.  I’ve planted an assortment of tomatoes (San Marzano, Better Boy, and Sungold) along with an Italian pepper and Pingtung eggplant for our summer tenants. I’m delighted that they’re both interested in growing vegetables!  My raised bed are great, even as we’ve converted some of my former vegetable-growing areas to native plants as we now have a northern garden to tend, too.

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