I may not be able to find as much on their history as I’d like, but let me sell you on this versatile crop.
The Poet William Stafford spent part of his career writing a poem a day, when asked how he managed that he replied “I lowered my standards”. I have no clue if this actually happened or not, but the advice rings true for me.
I’ve been meaning to put more content up on the site but I haven’t, because every time I sit down I start playing around with the title, then deciding on just the right image, then start writing and freeze up when I realize I haven’t done enough of research on the subject. The most important in blogging is to sit down and blog.
So I’m going to try to get 2-3 posts out a week, even if its nothing more than chatting about what I did in the garden today. Even if I create a bunch of completely useless fluff I’ll still have improved my comfort level with writing these posts.
So to kick things off I’m going to talk about Turnips.
Continue reading “For the Love of Turnips”
A review of the 2005 edition of The All New Square Foot Garden by Mel Bartholomew with a particular focus on using it to start community and school gardens.
I review Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow
I talk about the complex world of hybrid corn.
A brain dump about corn, the different types of corn, where corn came from, and some exciting developments in corn.
A brief overview of the exciting world of Soil Science.
Answering that most basic of questions: “When should I water my plants?”
Is the sweet summer melon we all know and love a Cantaloupe or a Muskmelon?
… Or both
For years I’ve delighted inbeing a know it all, happily pulling out the tale of mislabeled American melons. But, the tale isn’t entirely accurate. It is true that the fruit called a Cantaloupe in North America isn’t the same fruit called a Cantaloupe in Europe. It is not true that we in the Americas are eating mislabeled Muskmelons, since both kinds of cantaloupes are actually Muskmelons.
Continue reading “Cantaloupe or Muskmelon”
Why I’m starting this Blog, and why you should dig right into gardening if you’ve been hesitant.
I bought this domain a couple of months ago.
It was sort of a gift to myself, a venue for sharing my passion for gardening with interested parties for a change. I have a tendency to brain dump my accumulated gardening knowledge to anyone asking a relevant horticultural question. Sometimes people actually enjoy this knowledge, sometimes their minds are fully blown, and sometimes they are just being polite.
I’ve written three or four posts, and even recorded a couple of podcasts. I’ve also deleted three or four posts, and erased a few podcasts.
Continue reading “Getting Started”