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Beautiful Food #6: How to grow a broom

04-08-2011 05:32 PM by daltxguy | 11 comments »

The red broom corn ( sorghum bicolor) has matured and the seed heads are now a brilliant reddish color ( as advertised). I didn’t really know how it goes from plant to broom so I looked it up and here is what I found out:When the seed peduncles ( isn’t that a fun word?) begin to turn from a yellowish color to a light green color then the seed heads should be cut off. Now, isn’t that strange? Normally things go from green to yellow in the fall. Nope these go gr...

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What is wrong with my cabbage??

03-15-2011 11:13 PM by Vallyncia | 2 comments »

My cabbage is looking sad, and I’m not sure if it’s frost bite or rot. Please help! (The holes are from cabbage moth caterpillars last fall; it’s the spots that I’m concerned about.)I have more pictures if needed!

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Spring is coming soon

02-03-2011 03:42 PM by Vallyncia | 2 comments »

I was walking in my community garden the other day and was so excited to see the tulips beginning to poke their way out of the ground! I am so ready for the spring planting season to begin.I’m a little wary of putting things in the ground too soon, however, so for now I will just have to enjoy starting some seedlings at home and tending them until the ground decides to stop freezing at night.I will be purchasing a grow light this weekend and putting in the very first of my seedlings. I ...

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Beautiful Food #2: Knee high by 4th of Jan

01-07-2011 05:42 AM by daltxguy | 6 comments »

2 feet of rain in September, followed by 8 weeks drought in spring with 30C+ temps ( 90F+) followed by too much rain and a flood from the same storm which is (still) dumping on the Aussies got things off to a strange start but the combination of the moisture and heat and long days has brought things right in a hurry. The corn is knee high by 4th of Jan so we must be on schedule! and there is a veritable food forest thing happening. Here you can see the corn in the forefront, the sorghu...

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Bai Cai, Kohlrabi and other mystery vegetable.

11-12-2010 12:08 AM by chscholz | 3 comments »

Here are a few pictures of bai cai (literally white cabage, aka napa cabbage) Kohlrabi and some other mystery vegetable (I am serious, no clue what this is) The pictures are a 1.5 weeks old, simply did not find the time to post them earlier.We’ll probably dig up a few sweet potatoes this coming weekend and plant these vegetables. Chris

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This Year's Harvest #4: Si Gua and more Don Gua

11-09-2010 03:06 PM by chscholz | 8 comments »

Another vegetable we’ve been harvesting for a while: Si Gua. And of course there is always more don gua, Seven more to come. Just hope the frost stays away a few more weeks…

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This Year's Harvest #2: Hong cai tai

10-24-2010 11:00 AM by chscholz | 6 comments »

No idea what this is in English, red mustard leaves maybe. Grown from seed, we are thinning them and this gave a nice meal. I still feel strange planting in fall. It’s supposed be cold by now, right?

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Garden State - 2010

09-17-2010 01:47 PM by justjoel | 5 comments »

The tomatoes finally turn bright and cheery, their mood seeming to spread too quickly now amongst their friends for me to deal with. Second-generation snap peas compete for the twine that knitted their ancestors together. New broccoli, romaine and spinach shoot up tiny hands, grasping for sunbeams to pull themselves up by. The once proud sunflowers now hunch over, becoming gloomy and streaked with gray, as if knowing the Dante-esque destiny that awaits them in my oven. White and o...

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Spring 2

09-13-2010 06:53 AM by daltxguy | 4 comments »

The rains have moved in and when I get out in between rain drops, there are always some fresh surprises. We’ve been busy repositioning some blueberries, planting some more fruit trees ( apple, feijoa ) propagating peaches and black currants. We’ve dug the last of our winter potatoes ( and any forgotten ones are simply filling in the spaces again), first of the broccoli is ready to be picked and our rhubarb is just exploding this year after a couple of years getting settled in. ...

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A Beautiful Day in the Garden

07-25-2010 09:45 PM by Iris43 | 22 comments »

This is a picture of the flower buds on one of my hardy hibiscus. It will be several weeks yet bf they bloom. With the wonderful weather we’ve had, all our flowers are blooming ahead of time. Doesn’t it make you wonder if we’ll have any flowers for later this summer. Here’s what is blooming in my garden today. Rudbeckia here And here with the Echinacea Some more Echinacea And Rudbeckia gloriosa with phlox and AnnaBelle Hydrangea ...

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