Monthly Archive: November, 2014

Growing the Stuff: Broccoli

Did you know? Broccoli is the result of careful breeding of cultivated leafy cole crops in the Northern Mediterranean in about the 6th century BC.  It was brought to the United States by Italian… Continue reading

Be A Dear And Pass The Broccoli

As a child growing up in the 60’s, I knew broccoli only as some horrendous green, gloppy thing my mother forced me to eat. I don’t recall eating fresh broccoli until my early… Continue reading

Chopping Broccoli

A little ditty to get you pumped. . .  

Rainy Day Musings

It’s 55° and grey outside. It’s a good day for staying inside and making soup. The rain is finally here. The plants love it. The birds love it. My dogs hate it. They… Continue reading

Cool Season Crops: Extending The Growing Season

Having lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, my frame of reference for the gardening season was this: in the spring, gardens were planted, then from May until September, things would… Continue reading

November’s DWV

This Month’s Vocab is: Cool Season Crops. \ˈkül\ see-zuh n\ kräps\: cultivated plants that is grown as food, especially grains, fruits, or vegetables during a period of the year characterized by particular conditions… Continue reading