Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mouse Melons

Melothria scabra CURCURBITACEAE, The Gourd family For the first time I am finally growing these cute little curcurbits that my friend Hannah introduced to me in Minneapolis years ago. They are also called Mexican sour gherkins and indeed are a … Continue reading

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Pole Bean ‘Kew Blue’

My amazing gardener friend Alice gave me 3 seeds for this pole bean this spring. All 3 came up and are now over 12′ tall and covered with tasty purple beans. I was excited to try this variety because it’s … Continue reading

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Harvest, Week of August 3

Green, yellow and purple beans Pea pods Last of the lettuce Wild arugula A little Tuscan kale Red and golden onions Purple scallions 2 Cherry tomatoes ‘Vilma’ – this is a surprise as this variety said ’95 days to harvest’ … Continue reading

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Quinotto

So you grow your own, now what? This is the time of year most annual vegetable gardeners start having over-abundance. Quinotto (Quinoa x Risotto) is a delicious, quick, flexible and protein-rich solution. This is a garden recipe, so all ingredients … Continue reading

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Harvest, Week of August 3

Shiso Red onion Purple onion Last of the lettuce

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