Category Archives: Chard

Halloween; A Transition to Cool Crops

As I observe more and more of the subtle hints of seasonal change, I’m starting to find dates on the calendar where changes become permanent transition points. Halloween [..]

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Life Beyond Tomatoes

The valley is awash in a sea of ripening tomatoes. At one time it was acceptable to pick tomatoes every week or every 4 days, but that time [..]

Bananas, Bright Lights, Canning, Chablis, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Opportunity Salad, People, Peppers, Seeds, Tomatoes , , , , ,

Sandies Garden in August

I stopped by Sandy & Davies house to return a hydraulic jack I had borrowed, and just like any other time I visit, I had to check out [..]

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Garden Stromboli

Finding something to eat for one person often is very easy, but unhealthy.  This little recipe to pretty easy to work through, and I imagine it’s quite healthy [..]

Bright Lights, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Garlic, Onions, Peppers , , , , , , , ,

New Views

I decided to take some photos from odd angles in an attempt to find some really unique perspectives. I started with this sunflower, positioning myself so that the [..]

Bright Lights, Chard, Kohlrabi, Purple Vienna, Summer, Sunflowers , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Bright Side

After detailing the war that has been ravaging portions of my garden in yesterdays post, I thought I would return my posts back to the bright side of [..]

Chard, Lettuce, Potatoes, Tomatillos

New Beans and Colorful Chard

I’m always trying new things in the garden, and I’ve been surprised and disappointed in the past. The pole bean above has surprised me already with it’s very [..]

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Puppy Patrol

I’ve been contemplating the right time to have my first home grown salad, but I didn’t want to harvest the leaves before my lettuce and chard plants got [..]

Chard, Lettuce, Mesclun, Pets , , ,

Everything and Cheese

I tried something new with some Macaroni and Cheese the other day: I added Ground Beef, Onions, Carrots and Asparagus to the mix, then wrapped it all up [..]

Asparagus, Carrots, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Onions ,

Lettuce Re-Mix

Last years lettuce was off to a great start, until the rest of the work of the season kicked in, and weeds grew over the plants to the [..]

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