The kale crop is fantastic this year. After planting only a partial packet of seeds on April 16, 2016, I’ve harvested kale the entire month of June, and the kale patch looks healthy enough to harvest for several more weeks. Similar to lettuce, if the leaves are cut from the outer perimeter of the plant,… Continue reading Kale
It was exciting to harvest the first red beets of 2016 today! I pulled just enough to make two small broiler pans of grilled red beets. In a matter of minutes, I prepared several fresh beets by cutting the stems, rinsing, peeling, and cutting into slices. I layered them in two small broiler trays (7 7/8″… Continue reading Red Beets
I planted organic dark green lettuce on April 16, 2016, which yielded several cuttings between June 4 and today, June 28. If cuttings are taken from the outer leaves, new leaves will continue to grow from the center of the plant. When the weather becomes consistently hot (and dry), the lettuce will start to bolt, as shown in the… Continue reading Dark Green Lettuce
From one small bush, we typically harvest about three to four cups of blueberries each season. The variety is known as Ka-Bluey® Blueberry. We purchased the bush from Gurneys and received another bush free. We learned the hard way that rabbits love to chew small plants, and we almost lost the second bush (shown in… Continue reading It’s Blueberry Season!
I would like to thank my former graduate school classmate, Eva, who inspired me to start my own blog. Her blog, Easy Eatz, is my go-to site for healthy recipes using my home-grown food. http://www.easyeatz.com ©Tonya R. Hartman, June 2016