Category Archive: vegetables

Insectopia and Other Apocalyptic Possibilities: Cole Crop Cabbagworm

I have never been a bug lover. As a kid, I ran willy-nilly from dive-bombing bees flailing my arms in an attempt to ward then off from stinging me. I was also known… Continue reading

The Harvesting of Broccoli: Finally!

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait is an apt truism when it comes to growing and harvesting broccoli. Broccoli is not the type of vegetable to give you instant gratification.  Broccoli… Continue reading

Transitions: Saying Goodbye to My Summer Garden

The garden is beginning its transition. Tomato production is coming to an end; the Italian Heirloom and Juane Negib varieties purchased at the CCMG Annual Tomato Sale are spent, leaving only the Stupice… Continue reading

More on Soil Solarization: How to Kill Those Germs

Instead of “reinventing the wheel”,  I am going to list the steps to follow in order to solarize your soil.  At the end of this post, you will find links to two very… Continue reading

Verticillium Wilt (Try Saying that Fast Three Times): Managing VW

In the garden, Verticillium Wilt (VW) can affect potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, some cole crops, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, cucurbits, artichokes, avocados, peaches, nectarines, caneberries, and apricots. It can also affect landscape plants and… Continue reading

Potato/Potahto: Growing Potatoes in the Backyard

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Lets call the whole thing off! (Lyrics by George/Ira Gershwin) This was the first year… Continue reading