I made this batch into a plain salsa and canned it for use later this winter.
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For the love of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squashes, potatoes, onions, radishes, peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, etc… how to grow them in containers, community gardens, and other small spaces.
Isn’t this the most beautiful corn you have ever seen? I mean, I’ve seen some beautiful corn before, but the cob in the foreground appears to have been encrusted with precious gems.
Shane, a farmer at my local weekly farmers’ market brought these cobs with him last Thursday for show. He didn’t know the variety names since one of his neighbours grew it. We all stood around oohing and awing and snapping pictures like we had never seen anything like it in our lives.
Because we hadn’t!
As one onlooker remarked, “How does nature make colours like that?”
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Canada! Or as I am now calling it, Great Excuse to Stuff Your Face Weekend.
And if you happen to know the variety name, inquiring minds would love to know!Leave a comment
I like all sorts of gardens, no matter where they are made. Here are a few gardens, including a few edible plants, tucked into crumbling concrete crevices in a local alleyway (around Niagara St and Tecumseth in Toronto).
Photos taken by Davin Risk.
I know it’s been a slow week around here. I’ve been fighting off the worst cold/flu/virus I can remember in recent history and have been in bed all week feeling like utter crap. Today is the first day I have felt confident about sitting up for more than an hour-long stretch or forming complete sentences (sort of). Poor me.
Not the best picture but I am very proud of my little ‘Chinese Ornamental’ hot pepper this year. I grew it from seed in spring 2008 and brought it inside over the winter. This is its second year producing lots of tiny peppers and it won’t be long before I bring it back indoors again.
I grow mine in a very small pot (about 5″ tall) as a test to see how well it will thrive and produce when pushed. Grow yours in a bigger pot and you’ll turn out a bigger plant and a lot more peppers.
Don’t let the word ‘ornamental’ fool you. These diminutive peppers are fiery, but definitely edible. My hot pepper days are long behind me; however, I like to put a few of these in my pickles to give to friends who like theirs spicy.Leave a comment