Tag: harvest

Europe Here I Come

Europe Here I Come

| May 21, 2017 | Reply

Europe Here I Come – I’m rushing to leave my house in three hours for my Late Bloomer Europe tour. I’m visiting friends new and old, and meeting loyal Late Bloomer fans in person. I love my fans as much as I love my garden, and while the weather is nice in the U.K., Amsterdam […]

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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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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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On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

| September 16, 2015 | 2 Replies

Files from the Road: Muscadine Harvest, second in a series. I have a friend who had wanted for years to try his hand at winemaking. He planted a vineyard and made some wine. When that turned out well, he quit his job and started growing grapes and making wine full-time. That was a few years […]

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Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

| June 19, 2015 | 5 Replies

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare! My boysenberry plant delivered in its second year in a big pot. This is the largest harvest of berries I’ve ever had. Until yesterday, little more than a handful of berries is all I’ve ever harvested at one time, so I consider this bowl hitting the mother lode. I struggled with […]

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My Tomato Cooking, or How I Avoided Canning

My Tomato Cooking, or How I Avoided Canning

| September 5, 2014 | Reply

My tomato cooking, or how I got around the canning thing, is, well, I cheated. You can’t cheat with canning, I know, I know. That’s why I’ve been procrastinating learning to can since I started growing food in my Los Angeles front yard three years ago! After a 42 pound tomato harvest two days ago, I was […]

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Summer: It’s Not Over Yet!

Summer: It’s Not Over Yet!

| September 14, 2012 | 4 Replies

Summer: it’s not over yet! I just rounded up what was ready to harvest. That big zucchini had been hiding, or it would have been eaten before now.   And, I had a volunteer sunflower, my last one this year, appear in my strawberry patch. It’s a little one, but very friendly! Sunflowers make you smile! […]

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

| August 1, 2012 | 12 Replies

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Supper Harvest!

Supper Harvest!

| May 9, 2012 | Reply

A small harvest, but, it was my supper! My first green cauliflower, called an Alverda. I planted this organic cauliflower, my only one, on March 8, after I harvested my first four white cauliflower, which I cover in “Curbside Cauliflower – Episode 2” of “Late Bloomer.” I could have waited another day or two to […]

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