Category Archives: tomatillos
OK, ok. Enough of this make-do seed starting nonsense. Rearranging my tiny house to make use of the south-facing windows, too little light, inconsistent heat. And trying to start seeds in cold frames was hit-and-miss (hit 2011, miss 2012). The … Continue reading
I have made 15 ollas now from 5 clay types, all fired at ‘bisque’ temperatures (cone 06 ~ 1000 degC); Akio, Sculpture Buff, Red Art, Red Art with Sand, Brown Terracotta. The Red Art ollas are beautiful, but became vitreous … Continue reading
Scott invented a new tomatillo dish. It’s savory and spicy, with browned pork. Continue reading
Black aphids love nasturtiums. Love them to death, in my case. I’d never seen a black aphid before I planted nasturtiums last year. They didn’t appear to move beyond my nasturtiums, so I simply observed.
I have been using nasturtiums in the garden as a natural pest control. They “repel squash bugs and whiteflies and draw beneficial insects”, according to one of my books. What I couldn’t decide last year was if nasturtiums drew pests away from my other plants or if they drew pests to the garden more generally, serving as a jumping off point. Continue reading