Category Archives: Vegetables

Update on Tomatoes and Red Plastic Mulch

Earlier this year I launched a highly unscientific experiment to assess whether red plastic mulch would be beneficial to my tomato plants. You can read about it in my post about tomatoes and red plastic mulch. The claim (by purveyors … Continue reading

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Pepper Production Particularly Poor in 2011

Well, I guess I shouldn’t complain, I’ve harvested tons of tomatoes, a plethora of peas and countless carrots, but my pepper production was particularly poor in 2011. I don’t really need a lot of peppers because I’m pretty much the … Continue reading

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My Three Sisters Garden – Harvesting

I am going to declare my first Three Sisters Garden an unmitigated success.  Of course when you create a new garden by dumping two compost bins full of black gold in a sunny spot you are likely to be successful … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Variety Comparison

I’m harvesting some pretty nice carrots now – and this year I can tell which variety is which, for a change!  In previous years I have sown different varieties all mixed up together, but deciphering which varieties I like best, … Continue reading

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My Three Sisters Garden

Due to an excess of almost finished compost, and the need to empty my compost box to make room for more material, I ended up with a new garden tucked into the space behind my little greenhouse.  It didn’t take … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi is Delicious!

My Kohlrabi is finally growing well, so I decided to harvest the big one that germinated in the first sowing.  The globular part (modified stem?) was about 5″ across – larger than the recommended 2-3″ but the variety that I’m … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Thinning Carrots

Earlier this spring my post about growing carrots described my technique of sowing lots of carrot seed in a big block to achieve the highest yields from a small space.  This year’s crop is growing well, the tops are pillowing … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi Update

Well, I thought I had a bad batch of seeds from West Coast Seeds, but no!  The second sowing has come up gangbusters!  Oh well, succession sowings are recommended for a long harvest, right? There’s still something weird going on … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Update June 2011

The cold spring is behind us, the bite is finally gone from the air, and my garden is growing at breakneck speed; it must be June! Most of my vegetables and fruit are lush and healthy, like my peas, Potatoes, … Continue reading

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Fresh Salad

I love this time of the year!  Salad from the garden without any store-bought added veggies is a luxury. I made this salad a few days ago, harvested in the late afternoon and ate it for supper – you can’t … Continue reading

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