Gardening

Cindy in her garden
Gardening

Cindy in Her Garden

Cindy in her garden, enjoying organically growing vegetables and fruits. Meet Cindy Lepore Hart from Santa Cruz, California, USA ??  “My Italian grandfather always had a garden in his backyard. I remember how delicious the produce tasted. Also, Trips to Italy where I ate delicious meals also inspired me to start […]

garlic
Gardening, Harvest & Preserve

Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic Garlic (Allium sativum) is a perennial plant of the amaryllis family. It includes onions, scallions, shallots, leeks, and chives. Growing garlic is easy to do. The trick is that it takes two growing seasons to produce large, beautiful garlic bulbs. I planted garlic cloves last fall. I planted them […]

corn stalks
Gardening

Corn Stalks, Removing Old Stalks

I love growing and eating fresh corn. But now, the corn’s been harvested, the plants are turning brown and it’s time to remove the old stalks and plant some fall crops.    First thing I do is cut down the stalks with my clippers, and stack them carefully into a […]

Ojo de Cabra Beans
Gardening

Harvesting Ojo de Cabra Beans

I’ve been harvesting these beautiful, heirloom beans the past week or so. Ojo de Cabra means Goat’s Eye. They do kind of look like the eye of a goat. Here is the info on ojo de cabre beans. I got the seed packet at a garden fair. They are from […]