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April 24, 2011



Next time, you don't have to write them all off! Use the floatation test to see which ones are still fresh.


Salmon Cabin

Doh! Thanks for reminding me of that. It didn't even cross my mind. I ended up letting the kids have a hard-boiled egg toss in the driveway with the dyed eggs. And judging by the sulfur smell when they cracked open it seemed like a lot of them were pretty old!

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What I'm Growing Now

  • Apricot (Blenheim)
  • Arguta Kiwi (Annanasnaja & Dumbarton Oaks)
  • Artichoke (Globe)
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Basil (Genovese & Thai)
  • Beans (Fava)
  • Beans (Pole - Emerite & Red Noodle)
  • Beet (Chioggia)
  • Blueberry (Misty, O'Neal, Sharp Blue, Southmoon, Sunshine Blue)
  • Borage
  • Boysenberry
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower (Purple of Sicily)
  • Celery (Tango)
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Corn (Avalon)
  • Cucumber (Armenian, Marketmore & Northern Picklin)
  • Dill (Bouquet)
  • Eggplant (Kurume Japanese & Thai Green)
  • Elderberry (Goldbeere)
  • Fennel (Perfection)
  • Fig (Kadota)
  • Kale (Nero di Toscana)
  • Lavender
  • Lemon (Meyer)
  • Lettuce (Bibb, Buttercrunch & Italienischer)
  • Lime (Bearss)
  • Loganberry
  • Nectarine (Independence)
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley (Dark Green Italian)
  • Peach (Elberta)
  • Pepper (Ace, Admiral Golden, Gypsy, Red Baby, Round of Hungary, Tollie's Sweet Italian, Vidi Crimson)
  • Petit Posy
  • Plum (French Improved European & Santa Rosa)
  • Pluot (Dapple Dandy, Flavor Queen & Flavor Supreme)
  • Potatoes (Banana Fingerling, Bintje, German Butterball, Rose Finn, Yellow Finn)
  • Pumpkin (Jack o' Lantern)
  • Raspberry (Meeker, Royal Purple) & Saanich
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Stevia
  • Strawberry (Chandler)
  • Swiss Chard (Fordhook Giant & Bright Lights)
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomato (Big Beef, Carmello, Dona, Persimmon, San Marzano, Sun Cherry, Sun Gold)
  • Zucchini (Dark Green & Cocozelle)

What I'm Planning Next

  • Try growing some moss graffiti
  • Expand and develop my chicken forage garden
  • Plant hedgerows for beneficial insects
  • Find mentuccia seeds
  • Set up a grey water system
  • Make butter with the kids
  • Make hot sauce
  • Make salami
  • Cure my own bacon


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