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Turnips are in perfection

“....try the mustard, -- a man can't know what turnips are in perfection without mustard.” Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)...

Marinated Tomato Salad...must try!

Tomato Update: You may have noticed in my garden pictures that there is a renegade tomato plant in the northwest corner of our plot. It...

Holy Frijoles

What is there to know about beans as a beginning gardener? First off you should know that beans fall into two large groupings: bush beans...

Rainbows & Unicorns

Rainbow Swiss Chard will have you seeing unicorns! It is the most luscious, delicious green I have ever eaten. I would not steer you...

Sugar snaps make me hap-pea

Did you ever want to know the answer to this question? "What's the difference between Snow Peas, Garden Peas and Snap Peas?" Well I...

Radiant Radishes

UPDATE: We have radishes! It is day 36 and this is the first radish that is ready. All the others that I planted in the first round are...

Magical Fairy Pumpkins

Do you love those amazingly whimsical fairy pumpkins that come out in the Fall as much as I do? I adore them. They have that...

Alfalfa Sprouts

It is definitely a transition time between summer and fall/winter plantings right now. Gardens, at least my garden, is in desperate need...

Melon Massacre

Actually I mean squash...my spaghetti squash that is! The weather has been so warm and the squash, melons and cucumbers have been taking...

Spittlebugs...what?!?

Oh no, my rosemary has become infested! While I find it unsettling that my garden resident is under attack, I am happy to find out that...

Tomato therapy

Gardening: Cheaper than therapy...And you get tomatoes! Lots and lots of tomatoes! There are so many things you can make with tomatoes. A...

Teenie Tiny Brussel Sprouts

The super cool thing about gardening is that nothing REALLY is a mistake...it's an EXPERIMENT! My brussel sprouts ended up being kinda...

Zucchinitastic

Did you know that today, Wednesday, August 8th is National Zucchini Day?!? Yup, it is :) The Old Farmer's Almanac says to "pick squash...

Peck of pickled peppers

Wondering what to do with all your peppers? Me too. No, I didn't actually harvest a peck of peppers, Peck is a unit of capacity. In the...

Organic slug control

Let me just say that I am NOT a huge fan of slugs...they gross me out. Intellectually, I can grasp that they play their vital role in the...

Everything's better in purple

Oh, glorious purple! The cabbages are now ready to be harvested and eaten. I found a couple of cabbage recipes that we tried and that you...

Spectacular Sunflowers

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." -Helen Keller It is amazing what happens to the...

Brussels Emerge

Our brussel sprouts are growing so well! When I planted the seedlings they looked pitiful and I thought I'd lose 1 or 2, but all 6 plants...

San Marzano Shout-Out

I want to give a very heart-felt shout out to Monica. Mike's friend at work, Monica, goes to the Fullerton College Horticulture...

Wascally Wabbit

Apparently, there was a break in at our HBCG plot while we were out of town at our National Convention in Layton, Utah. Peter's cousin,...

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