Monthly Archives: August 2010

Turnip Leaves Are Edible

Apparently turnip leaves are edible, I just thinned my turnip seedlings and decided to give them a try.  The texture is a bit like eating a caterpillar they are fuzzy and a bit leathery but taste surprisingly good like arugula or … Continue reading

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Edible Hedges

When we first moved to this house I was so jealous of all my neighbours well established privacy hedges, Our house is one of the very few on this busy street without a privacy hedge! The hedging project was the … Continue reading

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Green Tomatoes

My last ditch effort to get some ripe tomatoes; I just snipped every single leaf off every single tomato plant! So far from 9 tomato plants my whopping harvest has been 5 little romas! There are about 65 green tomatoes … Continue reading

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Cooking with Beet Greens

Over Cooked Sweet and Sour Beet Leaves It seems like every year around this time  I end up with a fridge full of beet greens.  There are only so many bitter sauted greens and garlic I can do for myself, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Fall in the Front Yard Garden

The garden is so bare! I just did a major clean up and harvest of all the spring/summer crops to make way for fall. I pulled out the last of the carrots, onions, spring peas, beets and my special surprise … Continue reading

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Growing White Beets

yet another novelty edible that I had never tried before I grew my own. I will definitely grow these again next year. White beets taste pretty much just like red beets perhaps a touch less sweetness but they have this … Continue reading

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Cooking with Chive Blossoms

I have more than enough chives in my garden so letting the seeds ripen really isn’t necessary. I hate to see anything I grow go to waste, but what to do with all the pretty purple blossoms?  Raw chive flowers … Continue reading

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