Category Archives: vegetables

The Year in Garlic

A few weeks ago I dug the remaining garlic. Today, I finally trimmed down the bulbs for storage. I have already started using them, but I am hoping the remaining 80+ bulbs will take me through the year. Some years … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like garlic

…cloves on every bulb… (Sing Along!…) Yesterday I dug up the White Rose garlic. I don’t water the garlic well because it is out by the street, beyond the reach of my hose . Resulta: It has been looking rather … Continue reading

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Insisting on Tomatoes

My own tomatoes, that is. Not only do I like to grow my own tomatoes for their fresh deliciousness, I like to start heirloom varieties of my choosing from seed to increase the tastiness. I am very fond of Stupice, for its early production and fantastic flavor, Brandywine for its beauty and reliability, and Orange Queen for its impressive colour and large fruits. I also grow a red cherry and yellow teardrop tomato that are reliable producers.

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Last year was a terrible summer for tomatoes in Seattle…. Continue reading

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I never realized how descriptive the word ‘popcorn’ is until I heard it in Spanish: ‘Pochoclo’. I laughed out loud, saying “Literally, it means ‘pop’ ‘corn’!” Immediately obvious was that ‘popcorn’ does also. Last summer I grew popcorn. Territorial Seed … Continue reading

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