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The right way to eat cucumber

By on Jan 18, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting | 0 comments

I recently posted a picture of an African Horned Cucumber (also called Jelly Melon) onto a gardening Facebook group.

Schrodinger’s potatoes: lessons in not knowing

By on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting | 0 comments

Potatoes are the Obi Wan Kenobi’s of the garden – master teachers to this student of gardening. Their lesson? The unknown.

Perfect gardening weather: how to get it

By on Jan 11, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting | 0 comments

Since planting the veggie garden my interest in gardening weather has escalated. It seems that the garden and I do not always agree on what constitutes the best meteorological conditions.

Lessons from rhubarb (and Maggie Smith)

By on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting | 1 comment

Rhubarb, it turns out has a lot to teach us about substance over form. In my opinion desserts have been going downhill even since the seventies. Ever since they stopped being pudding and became dessert and “stodgy” was codemned. Specifically, I mourn the demise of rhubarb related puddings.

How to eat a peach

By on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog Posts, Harvesting | 0 comments

I’m leaning over the kitchen sink. I take a first bite of the first peach I have ever grown. The skin is slightly tougher that commercial varieties. There is a milliseconds worth of hesitation as my teeth encounter the skin and then break through. Sweet, peachy juice erupts in my mouth and dribbles down my chin.

Harvest 26 November 2016: Swiss Chard, Beans, Spring Onions

By on Nov 26, 2016 in Blog Posts, Harvesting | 0 comments