I am a little late with my onion planting, by about a week or so, but I am sure they will be just fine. This year I planted Copra, Yellow of Parma, Flat of Italy, Walla Walla and Stuttgarter, as well as some Carentan leeks. Flat of Italy and Carentan leeks are new ones for me. This is a video… View Post
George and I just brought in the last of this years peppers. I think this is about as late a harvest as we’ve had.
I planted garlic yesterday – 7 earthboxes – about 140 cloves planted. I am going to consider this the start of the 2013 season planting, and I am making a commitment to actually document the things I do for this season – since I hardly posted anything at all during 2012. I’ll be doing this for myself, having it serve… View Post
Here are a couple of Earthboxes that I am growing without the usual cover, the greens because they are grown densely, to be cut at a very young and tender age and then they regrow to be harvested over and over again. I have grown onions in earthboxes before, 20 per box. This box has 64 onions planted, and I… View Post
Here is a great video from Earthbox about combination boxes. I learned that you can grow sweet peppers and hot peppers together without worrying that your sweet peppers might turn hot. I have always taken great care with separating them, and it’s good to know I don’t have to worry about that. Hot peppers and sweet peppers can indeed cross… View Post
It’s getting colder and colder, and I am realizing there will not be time for the sweet peppers to ripen. So I harvested many of them green tonight. Sad to not get to see them get ripe, but I’d rather have them green than not at all. There is still more to harvest. The hot peppers are continuing to ripen,… View Post
Peppers: Jimmy Nardello and College, Eggplant: Amethyst Potatoes: Bintje and unknown red variety grown from Trader Joe’s organic potatoes that started sprouting eyes Red onion: Red Crimson Jimmy Nardello is one of my favorite sweet peppers, and College is one of my favorite anaheim type peppers. This is the first year for me growing Amethyst, and they will certainly be… View Post
I have grown squash in earthboxes for a few years now, and I have not been entirely thrilled with the results. Using the earthbox quidelines of 4 per box, I always got anemic looking plants. They did produce squash, but not as much as I would hope for. This year, I put one plant per box, right in the middle… View Post
The eggplants are now coming on strong. Time to freeze! The way I do that is I cut them in slices, and layer them in single layers with parchment paper between each layer. Once they are frozen, I put them into freezer bags. The same method works great for squash and bell peppers (or any other pepper you might want to… View Post
Broccoli has been thriving this cool and temperate summer. We have been eating lots of it. Now that the heads have all been harvested, the harvesting of side shoots continues, and hopefully those will keep coming for some time still. Delicious!