My very first asparagus stalk! Isn’t it beautiful?
On Wednesday, I came home with fourteen hops rhizomes, most just starting to send out shoots. Half are going into my backyard, the rest into the garden at the San Benito Brewing Co. In the absence of strong preference or reliable information about which varieties do well around here, I decided to use my typical […]
Hey, local homebrewers: Oak Barrel just got a shipment of hops rhizomes. Like, twenty minutes ago. If you’ve been thinking of growing your own, here’s your chance. So here’s my question to you: what varieties should I plant? My options are: Cascade Centennial Chinook Columbus Golding Northern Brewer Nugget Willamette For those wondering, rhizomes seem […]
I simmer onion peels for stock, sauté beet greens, and add young radish leaves to my salads. Delicate pea tendrils are delicious raw or cooked, and I hear the tougher stems and pods can be simmered for soup. I’ve even been experimenting with uses for the dry pulp left after making vegetable juice. In general, I […]
Think you managed to identify the kale, cauliflower, and broccoli seedlings in Monday’s post? Here are the answers: Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli I like the “sprouting” type broccolis. Instead of one big head — harvest once and you’re done — these varieties produce a bunch of smaller heads on tender stalks. You keep harvesting them, […]
What do broccoli, cauliflower, and kale have in common? That’s right: they’re all in my garden. Also, they’re all varieties of the same plant species: Brassica oleracea, along with cabbages, brussels sprouts, collard greens, and kohlrabi. You’re also correct if your answer contained any of the following: cole crops, cruciferous vegetables, healthy, obnoxious, vitamins, minerals, folates, antioxidants, superfood, […]