Harvest & Preserve

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 […]

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Broccoli–Parboiling and Freezing

The garden is producing more broccoli than we can eat, so I decided to freeze some to use  in bean dishes and soups. Started by peeling the broccoli stems. Using a small knife, peel a thin layer of the outer skin off the bottom stems. Then cut the stems into small pieces. […]

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Veggies from the Garden — August Harvest

It’s the end of August, Labor Day weekend. Here is a basketful of what I’ve been getting from the garden this week. Beets, carrots, lemon cucumbers, sungold cherry tomatoes, corn. I’ve also gotten parsley, basil, green beans, summer squash, trombetta (an Italian squash), chocolate cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a few […]