Chives

Chives

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Cherry Belle & French Breakfast Radishes

Cherry Belle & French Breakfast Radishes

Today we harvested two varieties of radishes; Cherry Belle and French Breakfast. Radishes can be harvested one month after being sowed from seed, and these specific varieties are hardy in our climate in zone 6. The main reason why we decided to plant radishes is, firstly that we like them, and secondly, because we wanted to make sure we started planting our own vegetables due […]

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Chickpea Coconut Curry (Recipe)

Chickpea Coconut Curry (Recipe)

Even though similar versions of this recipe already exist, we decided to share our version. This vegan and gluten-free recipe for chickpea coconut curry make a delicious and creamy dish. Prep time takes no more than 5 minutes, and cooking time takes about 20 minutes. This recipe is designed for two servings. We hope you like it.

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German Extra Hardy Garlic (Hardneck)

German Extra Hardy Garlic (Hardneck)

Today we will be evaluating our experience growing German Extra Hardy garlic (hardneck). This garlic, according to seed distributors, produces large garlic heads, and can also tolerate the cold of winter. We selected this garlic variety for its ability to tolerate the low temperatures of USDA zone 6. This is the first time we plant garlic, and we wanted to start with a seed that […]

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Mixed Strawberries (Everbearing)

Mixed Strawberries (Everbearing)

During the next season we will be rediscovering the maturation and reproduction processes of strawberries. The strawberry varieties that we grow in our garden are mixed, made up primarily of the everbearing type. Everbearing strawberries are convenient since they provide fruits for a longer period of time, bringing in the daily vitamin C that we need in our diet. In previous years we kept strawberries […]

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Roma Tomatoes (Cherry)

Roma Tomatoes (Cherry)

I don’t know if these are considered “heirloom” Cherry Roma Tomatoes. They have been living in the beans bed for 2 years now. The plant dies during winter with some rotten tomatoes, and more tomato plants¬†appear next summer. This year the tomatoes formed earlier. Hopefully, this means more tomato fruits. The plants survived the over 100-degree temperatures, the monsoon, 70-mph winds, drought, and beetle pests. […]

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Mars Grapes (Seedless)

Mars Grapes (Seedless)

It has been a crazy summer with temperatures over 100 degrees, and the grapes are ripening. Trying to hurry up before any insect or disease discovers the grapes, we began harvesting them one by one today. They are small, still delicious. The plants already had the fruits when we bought them. The theory is that the grapes did not grow bigger because of the transplant […]

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Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Our butterfly weeds were started in pots by seeding during the 2017 spring. After an unsuccessful year with no flowers and weak growth, the plants were transplanted to the ground during the fall. This year, the butterfly weeds are growing tall, they look healthy, and are producing lots of flower bulbs. Either it takes two years for a butterfly seeding to produce flowers, or our […]

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Sweet Burpless Cucumber

Sweet Burpless Cucumber

This is the first year that cucumbers grow in the garden. Basically, an experiment to see how cucumbers grow under the garden conditions. They were planted by seed in a 36 square feet raised-bed on May 27, 2018. High late fall temperatures made them grow very fast, and today, June 21st, they are already climbing an improvised trellis. To save on materials we built a […]

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Tiny Tim Cherry Tomato

Tiny Tim Cherry Tomato

A day after the squirrels and some birds had a party with the Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes we moved them inside of a protected area. The cherry tomatoes are doing great, possibly¬†because of the hot summer temperatures arriving a few days ahead of the season, and after a mixture of slow fertilizers. Read more about some of the edibles that are currently growing in the […]

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