Vegetable Flowers

Edible Beauty Summer is the time to let some vegetables flower.  Not just for the seeds I can keep to plant next year but for the honeybees as well.  Most of these flowers are edible.  The only one I'm not sure of is the lettuce since I've never eaten it.  I do know that lettuce... Continue Reading →

New Vegetables This Year

Edible Chrysanthemum I’ve been thinking of growing Edible Chrysanthemum for years but have never gotten around to it until this year.  Either it was too early or too late in the growing season to sow the seeds, or I ran out of space.  This spring was too cold to grow a lot of leafy vegetables so... Continue Reading →

Good Spring For Greens

Not Much Else It’s mid-June but some night's the temperature still drops to the mid 50º F and with a cool wind blowing during the day, it feels more like late winter than late spring.  Roses love this weather, a combination of cool dry days with some rain in between.  Except when the rain pours down so... Continue Reading →

New Vegetables This Year

Angled Gourd and Luffa I grew Angled gourd (Luffa acutangula) and Sponge gourd or Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca) for the first time this year.  Why?  Out of curiosity really.  I just wanted to know that I could grow them in this climate successfully.  I also miss the sweet taste of the gourds. The seeds germinated very... Continue Reading →

Winged Bean

The Incredible Edible Bean This year is my second trying to grow Winged bean.  Last year I nearly had two very small bean pods.  There just wasn’t enough time for the beans to grow and reach their full potential.  I started the seeds earlier this year with semi-success, not to the level I had hoped... Continue Reading →

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