Posted 2 years ago
Mini Chocolate Bell Pepper
This impressive miniature bell really pumps out the peppers! The chocolate 3-lobed fruit are 2 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches long. Very sweet, and excellent on veggie platters, in salads, stuffed, or cored and eaten whole. Peppers ripen from green to chocolate.
Available from:
Seed Savers Exchange
Territorial Seed Company

Mini Chocolate Bell Pepper

This impressive miniature bell really pumps out the peppers! The chocolate 3-lobed fruit are 2 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches long. Very sweet, and excellent on veggie platters, in salads, stuffed, or cored and eaten whole. Peppers ripen from green to chocolate.

Available from:

Seed Savers Exchange

Territorial Seed Company

Posted 2 years ago

Harvest before the Storm

Hurricane Irene was upon us, so we went out to the garden, harvested whatever looked vaguely ready, then topped the raised bed with netting in hopes of keeping everything safe. Looks like everything did okay.

Some of the tomatoes were bursting on the vine, I guess because this August has been very rainy. And now with the Hurricane, I think this August was the wettest one on record.

Posted 2 years ago

Ripe Jalepenos and more Cubanelle

A couple Jalepeno peppers turned fully ripe, super bright red color. We normally eat them green, will be nice to try them fully ripe.

Posted 2 years ago
Garden 2012 Wishlist:
Epazote
a.k.a. wormseed, Jesuit’s tea, Mexican tea, Dysphania ambrosioidesEpazote is used as a leaf vegetable and herb for its pungent flavor. Raw, it has a resinous, medicinal pungency, similar to anise, fennel, or even tarragon, but stronger. Epazote’s fragrance is strong but difficult to describe. It has been compared to citrus, petroleum, savory, mint and camphor.Great in beans, corn and other traditional Mexican fare. Toxic in large quantities, best to use younger leaves sparingly. Serving suggestion: 2 tbsp chopped to 5 cups beans.Epazote Organic Seeds at Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Garden 2012 Wishlist:

Epazote

a.k.a. wormseed, Jesuit’s tea, Mexican tea, Dysphania ambrosioides
Epazote is used as a leaf vegetable and herb for its pungent flavor. Raw, it has a resinous, medicinal pungency, similar to anise, fennel, or even tarragon, but stronger. Epazote’s fragrance is strong but difficult to describe. It has been compared to citrus, petroleum, savory, mint and camphor.
Great in beans, corn and other traditional Mexican fare. Toxic in large quantities, best to use younger leaves sparingly. Serving suggestion: 2 tbsp chopped to 5 cups beans.
Epazote Organic Seeds at Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Posted 2 years ago
It’s called homesteading, Dad…
astronautlovetriangl:

YES

It’s called homesteading, Dad…

astronautlovetriangl:

YES

Posted 2 years ago

Blossom End Rot?

Our white eggplant may be suffering from blossom end rot.

This post is more of a reminder to myself to take a new picture and see if it’s gotten worse. Next year, will definitely have to supplement with calcium.

Posted 2 years ago

Tomato Seed Saving

Doing a bit an experiment with seed saving. These are seeds I saved from one Celebrity tomato and one Sun Gold Grape tomato. I’ve read that you are supposed to do a special fermentation procedure to properly save seed from tomatoes, but I just rinsed very well and set them out to dry. If we only get one seed from each type to germinate, I’ll be thrilled, and consider the experiment to be a success.

Posted 2 years ago

YAY SALAD!

Wish I could say the lettuce was ours, maybe next season.

The tomato is from our “rescued” Celebrity tomato plant. Great flavor, slightly sweet, not too acidic, but not heavy on the tomato flavor either.

Posted 2 years ago
Love this rooftop bucket garden!
oldboychoi:

Urban Garden of the Day #10: A Rooftop Garden featuring Global Buckets/Sub-Irrigation Planters (SIPs), Chicago, Illinois.
For more photos of this cool set up go here: The Green Roof Growers.

Love this rooftop bucket garden!

oldboychoi:

Urban Garden of the Day #10: A Rooftop Garden featuring Global Buckets/Sub-Irrigation Planters (SIPs), Chicago, Illinois.

For more photos of this cool set up go here: The Green Roof Growers.

Posted 2 years ago

Cubanelle Peppers

We have been harvesting some Cubanelle peppers recently, not quite ready, but we want to get to them before our garden pests do.

Ideally they would be more towards red, but it has been neat watching the color transition on these peppers. They have gone from a very pale lime green through yellow to orange and now to a reddish orange.

The taste of the peppers is quite interesting, they have a green bell pepper taste but with a bit of heat, like a jalepeno pepper. Had some thinly sliced, minus seeds and veins, on a salad, which was nice.