Time for the monthly update on my little back yard garden! As we're coming into August, nightshades are just about ready for harvest, the sage has taken over the herb box, and I have a garden thief! First up: that garden thief. Or maybe I should say garden thieves. It all started with chewed-up chives … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow? — Part Trois
While visiting my parents in the midwest earlier this month, I learned three things: The town where I grew up built a new police station directly across the street from my old house. Seriously. Right. Across. The. Street. (Good thing that didn't happen while I was in high school -- just sayin'!) I am lucky, … Continue reading Spicy Cucumber Margaritas
Time for the monthly progress report on my little edible garden! (Actually this post should have appeared last week, but the 4th of July holiday delayed things a bit.) We're about 9 weeks along at this point, for those of you playing the home game. Lots of sunshine and more than a few hot days … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow? — Part Deux
As we're heading into the last weekend of May, it's time for the first update on my attempt to grow food. After just about a month, my little garden is flourishing! To date everything I planted is thriving, and much to my surprise, the lettuce is overflowing the planting boxes. As a comparison, here's what … Continue reading Grow Local: How Does Your Garden Grow?
650Food is six months old today! If you've been following along, you know that I've been writing about food -- eating, cooking, buying, and growing -- in the 650, aka San Francisco's peninsula neighborhoods. A few weeks ago I wrote, admittedly with a smidge of garden envy, about neighborhood gardens. Well, today my garden envy … Continue reading Grow Local: In Which I Walk the Talk