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Beautiful Cabbage!

Beautiful Perfect Cabbage-BiotaMax Treated Side

 

Isn’t this a beautiful sight? This tender young cabbage plant is just perfect, growing beautifully because of the proper probiotics I added to the soil by using BiotaMax. Not only do the right organisms in the soil aid in growth, but they strengthen the plants so that disease […]

It’s Not Too Late!

Ok, all you procrastinators…there’s still time to get in a few veggies for your winter garden. Some veggies thrive on the cooler weather, and in fact, taste better if they have cooler temperatures. Among these are peas of all varieties, beans, and the cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, rutabagas, collards, and Brussels sprouts.

Every […]

Why Raised Beds?

Imagine a garden full of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, greens, gourmet lettuces, radishes, carrots, onions, potatoes and herbs, growing in your yard in as little as 64 square feet. Utilizing a modified version of Mel Bartholemew’s Square Foot Gardening principles, we will explore an almost work free garden (once you […]

The Cruciferous Bed

The Cabbage Patch

The Brassica family (also called cruciferous or Cole family) includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Napa cabbage, bok choy, collards, rutabagas, and turnips. They all grow well together and should not be grown with the nightshades like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. They should all be planted one per square foot. […]

Recipe – Quick Kimchee

1 large head Napa cabbage or 2 large heads bok choy 1/4 c. salt (kosher, sea, or pickling) 1/2 c. rice vinegar 1 tsp. sugar 1 – 2 Tbsp. hot chili paste like Srirachi OR 1/4 cup kimchee base 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2″ piece of ginger, peeled and grated 6 scallions, chopped […]

Recipe – Israeli Pickled Cabbage

2 heads red or green cabbage, cut into large chunks (red is very pretty.) 6 carrots, peeled and sliced 3 or 4 large heads of garlic, outer paper removed, cut in half along equator to expose garlic 2 large celery hearts, with leaves, sliced into 1″ pieces 2 jalopeno peppers, cut into large slices […]

Recipe – Oriental Chicken Salad

Karen Lynch gets the credit for this great salad. Her recipe has travelled around the USA because it’s so delicious. I first had it when my friend Jeani Zam made it for us; yesterday my friend Betty made it for a pot luck meal. With or without chicken, it always is a hit at parties […]

Northern Gardeners: Start Your Planting!

It’s Monday. A new week begins. For those of you in the Midwest, Eastern US and other Zones 6 – 8 areas, now’s the time to get over to the local nurseries to see what plants they have. Don’t just look for flowers for the yard. Delve into the vegetable section and see what healthy […]

The End of the Broccoli

Do you see those yellow flowers at the top right of this picture? Those are broccoli flowers! I think I could have harvested broccoli forever, but frankly, I got sick of it so I let the plants bolt (by not picking the florets any more.) See how tall the broccoli […]

The Continuing Harvest

These broccoli plants are still producing florets. I have to admit that I’m getting a little sick of broccoli. These plants are prolific, too. I picked them clean a few days ago, and there are probably a quart’s worth of florets on these three plants alone. My cabbage patch broccoli is also still […]