November 29, 2015

Garden Review 2015: Sunchokes, Potatoes, and Other Roots



Sunchokes
These were the most successful root crop I grew this year. I planted two purple tubers from Food Forest Farm, I think in mid-May. One tuber in each of two 60x60cm raised boxes with lined bottoms in the front yard. Originally these were built for potatoes, but the soil there is taking a break from nightshades for a couple years.

November 20, 2015

Garden Review 2015: Greens & Herbs (Tokyo Bekana rocks!)


In early spring I planted spring radish, brassica greens, and chrysanthemum greens. I was inspired by the concept of "eat-all greens" outlined by Carol Deppe in her new book The Tao of Vegetable Gardening.

November 15, 2015

Foraging the Minuteman Bike Path - Fall


Ah fall. The absolute best season in New England, and it is an especially nice time to be out on the Minuteman bikeway. The weather first moderates, then becomes crisp, and finally downright cold. The trees drop their colored leaves on the pavement. And there are plenty of good things to eat!

November 7, 2015

Cider 11: Blockbuster year for apples leads to ~1100 Liter cider day


Another wonderful year of cider, and a record breaker for quantity. Ben's writeup is here.