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Shades of Green

The cabbage family plants in garden bed number three (Chinese (napa) cabbage, pak choi, radish, kale, turnip, and assorted greens) come in many different shades of green, plus the purple of one variety of pak choi and the red of … Continue reading

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Cabbage Greens & Roots Seedlings & Failures

Of the nine different kinds of seeds that I planted in garden bed number one on April 24th, three seem to be complete no-shows and a fourth is questionable.  While the other vegetables are growing in good numbers (see photos … Continue reading

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Planting Cabbage Greens & Roots

Tonight, I planted several cabbage greens and some cabbage family root crops in garden bed number one.  Since I had already dug the bed, I only had to rake it smooth and make a rim around the outside, then add … Continue reading

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Carrots, Daikon, & Marjoram

We continued to harvest root crops into late fall; these were picked on December 4th.  The carrots and daikon don’t grow as long in my heavy, clay soil as they would if they grew in loam or sandy soil.  They … Continue reading

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Fall Garden Update

Last night (September 29th), I watered garden bed number four, which was dry.  The other garden beds have a little moisture but will probably need water in a couple of days. At the end of July, I began planting more … Continue reading

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Radishes are up!

Both the cherry belle radishes (in the photo) and the minowase daikon that we planted last week have sprouted.  The second plant from the left even has its first true leaves.

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Planting for Fall

Timing can be tricky when you’re planting fall crops.  Too late, and you’ll never harvest anything; too early, and summer’s heat may be too much for cool-weather crops. Tonight, I prepared raised bed number four.  I pulled various cabbage family … Continue reading

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Cabbage, Radish & Lettuce

Although it has been cooler recently, the hot weather that we experienced earlier apparently prompted some of the cabbage family plants to produce flowers.  We first noticed this problem a few weeks ago.  Now, the pak choi cabbages have flower … Continue reading

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Peas are blooming! (and chard and mustard greens)

The super sugar snap peas are blooming, which means we will be harvesting pea pods soon. Unfortunately, some other plants are producing flower buds too — plants that I don’t want to see blooming because we eat the leaves or … Continue reading

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Daikon and mustard greens are up.

The daikon (asian radish), giant red mustard, komatsuna,  fun jen pai tsai, and mizuna that were planted on April 10th are coming up.  Behind them, you can see the asian cabbage and pak choi seedlings that were transplanted on April … Continue reading

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