Monthly Archives: August 2012

Revenge of the Critters

The protective knee-hi’s  (click on link and scroll down) I have the eggplants sporting really provoked the critters. Went to the garden yesterday (Tuesday) morning and this is what I saw. The critters chewed at the base of about ½ of my Chinese … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 13, 2012 – Harvest Update

The Chinese long beans are happily thriving in the heat and humidity. Harvested daily this past week. Freezer is happy it is getting fed. In my August 3 post I mentioned I read somewhere that the flowers attract hummingbirds. Have been keeping my … Continue reading

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Summer Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Sprouts Salad

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) sprouts at different stages During late spring, summer and fall, my garden is producing many varieties of fresh vegetables. During the winter months, however, outdoor gardening is nonexistent for me, so is garden fresh vegetables. That’s when I turn to … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, August 6, 2012 – Figs, Potatoes & Harvest Update

Fig tree is exceptionally prolific this year. There is a fig at the base of nearly every leaf and the figs are much larger than previous years. (The fig on the right in the above photo will droop when it is ready for harvest.) I … Continue reading

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Chinese Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)

Chinese long beans, also known as yardlong beans, asparagus beans, snake beans, bora and long podded cowpeas, is a legume related to the cowpea and black-eye pea and native of Southeast Asia. Chinese long beans are grown for their tender long immature … Continue reading

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