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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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Radishes

Tonight, I pulled some of the cherry belle radishes that we planted at the end of July.  I also pulled a hakurei turnip that has been in garden bed number four since I planted them in April.  Unfortunately, the turnip … Continue reading

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Planting 12: Kale, Cauliflower, Radish, Pak Choi, Lettuce

Continuing the fall planting theme, tonight my daughter helped me plant more cool weather crops.  I hope that the weather will stay warm long enough for these to grow, but that it’ll be cool enough that they will grow well. … Continue reading

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Turnips, Peas, & First Tomatoes

The harvest on Saturday (June 22nd) included turnips (hakurei), pea pods (super sugar snap) and the first ripe tomatoes (Park’s early challenge) of the season.  We’ve been gathering pea pods every few days since we first harvested them ten days … 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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Planting 06: Radish, Mustard Greens, & Turnips

I prepared raised bed number four on Monday (April 8th) in the usual way:  digging with the garden fork; raking it out flat and banking the sides; and adding first manure, then two pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer (this bed is … Continue reading

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