almost always the first to ripen
'Glacier' has potato leaf plants that set beautiful, red, globe-shaped fruits that weigh between one to three ounces and that are tasty and sweet. Along with 'Siberia', Glacier is another extra early variety popularized by Ron Driskill, a horticulture teacher at the Jack James Secondary School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who founded The Siberia Seed Company.
Good day, chefs. All delicious meals start with the best ingredients you can find. For us that means growing everything we can without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or other nasties that end up in what we eat. Today take a walk through our gardens to see what's developing.
But first, Chris's garden. Remember the Row 7 Beauregarde Purple Snow Pea? Chris’s crop, which he started late, is coming in and the results are so pretty.
Bred to bring more flavor (and more purple) to purple peas, these high-anthocyanin, wavy-podded snow peas hold their vibrant color when cooked.
Lift Every Voice
Committed's version of the Black National Anthem
is acapella sublime
This is a wee version of
It's a winter squash
that will look like this
I awoke in the middle of the night wondering if yesterday's cannabis pruning had been over-zealous. Here the plant’s long stems are pinned down to encourage more light to the middle of the plant and thus buds to form. Like anything you grow, more fruit/buds in the goal.
This is Year 1 of the (Michigan-legal) cannabis growing experiment and I’ve already learned a lot.
The Mexican sunflowers
are setting up
Art asked: why would you devote valuable food growing space to flowers? Because they draw pollinators that also pollinate the veggie plants (also, because they're pretty and monarch butterflies love them).
Summer herb frittata makings
We chopped the summer squash, an onion, and wild garlic found on our walk this morning and sautéed them in butter with shredded cabbage and herbs.
Topped with smoked cheddar and under the broiler until bubbly, fritattas are endlessly amenable to new ingredients. Here's a basic recipe.