Wednesday 26th June 2019

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Brief History of New Harmony, Indiana

Brief History of New Harmony, Indiana



posted by Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana

Macho, Decency and Perma-culture

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Many Trump supporters, believe that flaunting all standards of decency by backing Trump makes them look macho. It doesn’t, it just makes them look incredibly stupid and morally bereft.  Being a Trump supporter is the political equivalent of loud boom boxes, big guns, noisy mufflers and 10 foot tall pickup trucks.  It impresses people, but not the way you think.

Here are a couple of links you might like.





Hot Times in New Harmony, Indiana

We have had a very hot summer so far, but it looks like the heat spell has broken. I hope so, because it has adversely affected my gardening. In my experience, just a degree or two of average higher temps in the summer can hurt crops like pole beans, lettuce, turnips, chard, kale and other leafy greens. All of that did poorly for me this year. And, my asparagus bed was also a very poor producer this year. Blackberries were a little below average and my raspberries were a fail this year. On the other hand, tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet corn all thrived in the heat. Garden heirloom tomatoes and crisp fresh cucumbers are two of the best things about gardening. No cucumber from the grocery store ever comes close to being as good as a nice crisp young cuke grown on a trellis in your own garden. And, grocery store tomatoes are a cruel joke for true tomato lovers.  I have several fig bushes, and the figs are not ripe quite yet, but I have a HUGE crop of figs on the bushes. And, we are expecting them to explode into ripeness any day. Fig bushes (some people call them trees, but mine are bushes) grow very well here in New Harmony, and I am surprised more folks don't have them. Fig bushes are really simple to propagate from cuttings or by "layering' of branches. If you live in the area and want a rooted start of a fig plant, let me know, and I will get you one. Once you have your own plant, you can propagate as many more as you like.


Here is a link posted under the heading of "BE CAREFUL OR YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING."


Posted from New Harmony Indiana by Ron Nesler . 

Gardening Near New Harmony, Indiana

This year (2014)  is a wonderful year for gardening. Moderate temperatures, rain showers as regular as clock work and sunny warm days between rains. This is as good as it gets for a vegetable gardener. I ask nothing better, just some more healthy years to enjoy it.  For a larger picture of my garden, click the image



Ron Nesler and his Garden — near New Harmony, Indiana

Posted by Ron Nesler from good ol’ New Harmony, Indiana

A Gardener’s Rain in New Harmony, Indiana

I just love it when it rains here in New Harmony, Indiana in the summer timer. Today it is raining all day. A good "soaking rain" as we called it when I was growing up in Griffin, Indiana, about four miles North of where I sit typing here in New Harmony.

My Dad only had a good sense of humor and loved a good laugh, but he only had a very few jokes or witticisms in his own personal repretoire, and consequently he would use  ………………….

Wonderful Old Sycamore

Wonderful Old Sycamore

This has long been my favorite tree in New Harmony. I can remember admiring its size and beauty over fifty years ago as a boy, when it was already a majestic old tree. Up until the

Gardening in New Harmony

Back Yard Bounty  CLICK TO ENLARGE

Back Yard Bounty


 I love gardening in New Harmony, Indiana!


We are just beginning to get a few ripe figs from our fig trees, here in New Harmony, Indiana. Gardening feeds the soul and the body. There is always some sort of food in our family garden, 365 days per year. And, always some chores to do there. Some of the food items we produce in our tiny garden are figs, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Asparagus, Dandelion greens, several types of Lettuce, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Okra, Lamb’s Quarter, Malabar Spinach, Onions, Garlic, New Zealand Spinach, Cucumbers, Kiwis, Tomatoes, Herbs and Spices including Dill, Sage, Cilantro and Parsley. Even in the coldest months of the winter, our garden gives us Turnips and Kale.


If you are thinking about visiting New Harmony, Indiana, call me, Ron Nesler, the editor of this web site for FREE tourist advice. I don’t own a business to promote, I just like to help tourists get the very best possible out of their visit to our wonderful little town. My phone number is 812 682 3740. Best time to call is between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on ANY day of the week.

New Harmony Watch from New Harmony, Indiana


Welcome to New Harmony Watch. This is post #1 dated 7/11/2013. How does YOUR garden grow? Here in New Harmony, Indiana, the gardening is great. If you find this post, out in the world wide web, please let us know where you are and if you have any interest in New Harmony, Indiana. If, you do have an interest in our town, you might want to book mark this web site, as we will be posting all sorts of fun and educational info about our blessed little town.

For free info on the practical details of visiting New Harmony, such as where to get the best deals on food and lodging or what local high points to include on your itinerary, call Ron Nesler at New Harmony Watch web site (812-682-3740) or use the CONTACT TAB on this web page.