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CTG Week 8: June 22nd to June 28th - Garden Potluck & Mulching Techniques


  • Mulching
  • Harvesting Garlic Scapes
  • Identifying and protecting against the cucumber beetle
  • Garden Potluck

This week the cucumber beetle was not the only bug we encountered in the teaching gardens.  479 more words

Culinarily Stunted: When a friend lets you have this week's CSA

I have made it pretty clear on this blog: I am an adequate cook. I cook enough to feed myself, and occasionally make nice things for others, but I’m not really imaginative in the kitchen. 957 more words


Garlic Harvest

We’ve had an unseasonably hot and dry spring here in the PNW; something we are not accustomed to. The garden is like a full time job now, to be started when I get home from my other full time job! 792 more words

The Scent of My Morning

The morning is early, but you can feel the edge of the sunshine turning hot.  A quick shift in the breeze between cool dampness and dusty heat.  811 more words

Vancouver Island

No E(scape)

I know, that was terribly cheesy.

It’s garlic scape season in our garden. If you’ve never heard of scapes before, they’re the flowering part of a hardneck garlic plant. 264 more words


Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickling has got to be one of my favorite ways of preserving food.  The smell of hot vinegar and spices, the bubbling of the canning pot on the stove, and the final product, lovely jars of pickles all lined up on the counter is truly something special. 389 more words



I do use a lot of onions and garlic in the kitchen.  Both are relatively cheap to buy but shallots are of course more expensive – and so an obvious choice for home growing.   228 more words

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