Category: Vegetables

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | 2 Replies

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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Greens Too Pretty To Eat

Greens Too Pretty To Eat

| March 4, 2016 | 6 Replies

My Greens are too pretty to eat. I have a confession. I don’t eat many of the greens that I grow, which is crazy, I know! I adore watching them grow and just when they are at their peak of beauty is the time to whip up a tasty dressing and make a salad. And I […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke Success!

Jerusalem Artichoke Success!

| January 22, 2016 | Reply

I found Jerusalem Artichoke Success! Check out Growing Jerusalem Artichokes, the new episode of Late Bloomer! When I planted Jerusalem artichokes last year, I never imagined I would be making an episode about the experience. But recently, I realized I should! It gave me an opportunity to plug two of my favorite gardeners: Patrick Dolan at One Yard Revolution who […]

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Growing Garlic – Here we go again!

Growing Garlic – Here we go again!

| December 3, 2015 | Reply

Growing Garlic – Here we go again! I had such success my first time growing garlic, I was encouraged to do it again. See my Growing Garlic episode from 2014 for planting directions! In early November, I planted bulbs of Inchellium Red and California Early soft neck garlic. Of course, I didn’t mark which was which, but […]

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Mob Grazing in Tennessee

Mob Grazing in Tennessee

| November 10, 2015 | Reply

Mob Grazing in Tennessee, the latest episode of Late Bloomer, includes an interview with cattleman Lee McCormick at his 4000 acre ranch in Pinewood Tennessee. With additional photography by Heather Muro @MuroPhoto, original music, and wait for the bloopers! Don’t forget to subscribe! Lee details how mob grazing all over the planet could correct its carbon […]

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Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans

Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans

| October 5, 2015 | 2 Replies

Supreme Scarlet Emperor Beans – My story with these lavender and deep purple, graphically complex beans began last year when a garden friend sent me a packet. This friend happens to have five acres in the San Juan Islands to grow a garden as he pleases (where I have to cram everything into about 300 square […]

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Growing Peppers in Pots

Growing Peppers in Pots

| September 30, 2015 | 2 Replies

Growing Peppers in Pots, a new episode from the Late Bloomer Show. I had even more success growing peppers in 2015 than my first year success last year. This episode covers the pepper story from planting through August harvests. Please share with gardener friends and pepper lovers! ~ Sweet Pepper Varieties Grown this Year Sweet […]

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Pshaw, Cushaw!

Pshaw, Cushaw!

| September 25, 2015 | 8 Replies

Pshaw, Cushaw! I mean, it’s not the cushaw’s fault I’m a little impatient. Powdery mildew is laying claim to the cushaw vines (also known as green-striped squash) and even though I’ve sprayed each week, spots cover every leaf and stem. GRRRR. Update: see Growing Winter Squash Part 2, Kabocha & Cushaw. As you saw in […]

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100% Homegrown Soup

100% Homegrown Soup

| September 20, 2015 | 2 Replies

100% Homegrown Soup was dinner last night. I had returned late the night before from a week away and the refrigerator was empty, but the garden was full. Being a 20-minute cook, soup seemed the easiest dinner to make. This is the first time I’ve made soup entirely from my homegrown produce. ~ First, I […]

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August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes!

August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes!

| September 20, 2015 | Reply

August Harvest & Issues – 2 Episodes are the latest videos from Late Bloomer. From spaghetti squash and tomatoes in Part 1 to eggplant and tomatillo in Part 2, there’s loads to see on Late Bloomer. Each episode starts with a slideshow set to music: Part 1, everything that was blooming in August, Part 2, […]

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