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Category: Vegetables

Mexican Sour Gherkin.

These Cucamelon (Mexican Sour Gherkin) are great. They love warmth and water. We have grown these every year for their abundance and slightly tart taste. You can get them from Baker creek Heirloom Seeds. The first year we trellised them up the front porch. We would grab a handful every time we left and came […]

Gourds, why?

Gourds are a thing we like to do every year. Why? I don’t know. Do we eat them? Nope! Do we use them for something? nope, nope, nope. We do, however, know people will snatch them up as soon as they are ready. Most people do projects with  them after they dry out. We might […]

2017 What Were Planting

This is our Plant growing guide for 2017. Not counting the 5 varieties of Garlic, Onions and strawberries we started last year. No! We do NOT plant every seed. We do not need 25 Cherry tomato plants and 500 paste tomatoes. Also, we can get about “3 seasons” and keep our garden growing all summer […]

Is your Pepper hot?

Is your hot pepper as hot as the Scoville unit says? I doubt it. We know that Scoville units basically uses taste testers, Professional pepper heads. It’s also been proven that testing in multiple laboratories, Scoville units are only about 50% accurate. There are newer methods but they haven’t been caught on by the pepper […]

I’itoi Onions

So my I’itoi Onions are coming up even better now that it has cooled off. Even the onions I didn’t think would make it are flourishing in this cooler weather, Oh yeah, I manged to make it out back after a week, but at night. Thats why a night picture. I have a couple good sized […]

Inchelium Red Garlic

So my red garlic finally came in. I have 4 more varieties coming and I will try to find all kinds of info! Inchelium Red Garlic (Softneck) A real winner; very large purple bulbs have a buttery flavor. This Native American variety was discovered in Washington. Soft-neck. Ethnic/Cultural Info Inchelium garlic is an heirloom variety […]

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