my onions are sown!

Root Vegetables, Starting Seeds
I always look forward so much to the first day of planting seeds. For me, that’s TODAY, February 5!! Seeds in the onion family are my the first vegetable to go in. I planted nine 6-packs. I like to grow a lot of onions for myself and I also plant…
 
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cold weather makes super sweet carrots!

My Harvests, Root Vegetables
Baby carrots! I harvested them last week and I’m amazed how delicious they are. Really really sweet and very crisp. I wonder if the frosts and cold weather improve their flavor. …. Internet search …. Yes, it does! I didn’t know that. “In order to defend itself against the cold,…
 
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celeriac

My Harvests, Root Vegetables
It’s the first time I’ve grown a good sized celeriac. This one is softball size. I’ve never had one bigger than a baseball before. I gave them more space. I guess they like to spread out their roots. I put 3 or 4 in a row – about a foot…
 
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beets ready to roast

Recipes, Root Vegetables
Today’s fresh beets, ready to cook my favorite way! Two deep red Merlin’s and one pink Chiogga. I love to roast them in foil. It’s so simple and it keeps in all the flavor. Just clean and trim the beets, wrap them in foil and roast at about 400 F…
 
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garlic envy

Garlic, My Harvests, Root Vegetables
I visited my Mom ‘s garden yesterday. I weeded her paths dense with purslane and grasses. I fertilized her tomatoes and squashes, pulled her spent pea vines, and gave Charley a bunch of old broccoli stems and a few last peas to eat. I also pulled my Mom’s ripe garlic.…
 
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my potato shipment is here

Root Vegetables, Seeds
I mail ordered a box of seed potatoes (Green Mountain) from Moose Tubers and they arrived today. I was surprised it’s already time for planting potatoes! Earlier, I had purchased a small box of red fingerling seed potatoes at a local garden center. They have been “chitting” on my windowsill…
 
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