I used to eat these as a child. Not something my parents ever bought at the grocery store or farmer's market, and it wasn't something they ever grew. It's miner's lettuce! This is a local wild plant that is totally edible and forgeable that grows... everywhere! The name supposedly comes from the miner '49ers who … Continue reading A childhood favorite for planting
Even if you don't have what you need for spring planting yet, sometimes the old plants have to go. The mystery Kale was most likely some kind of sea kale or Portuguese kale. And I have to say- it was very yummy. Alas it's time has come. Marking it as different then the others is … Continue reading Clearing the beds for spring planting
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!
Well I do have a bed to fill- and it's time for winter herbs. I may have gone a tad overboard but a substantial employee discount will do that to you. I got something I've never grown- edible chrysanthemum greens- also known as shungiku. Along with the komatsuna, I'm looking forward to some winter hot … Continue reading Vegetable haul November 2019
It's always good to be busy. And i'm going to be busy. My plan to turn the back bed into onion land continues. You might also spy another oregano back there, as well as a celery. I've never grown celery before, I hear it's hard. Got some soil, and a mystery plant. Got a trellis … Continue reading Gearing up for some work