Author Archives: Norma Chang

About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults

Harvest Monday, May 29, 2017 – Sweet Potato Experiment + Other Garden Activities

I have read about starting sweet potato slips in potting mix instead of in water (which I have always done) and decided to give this method a try this year. Will there be any differences in sprouting? To find out, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 22, 2017 – Garlic Greens, Goji Leaves & Spinach

This is the last thinning of my over-planted garlic, now I will wait for garlic scapes to appear, which should be around mid-June. There are 20+ garlic plants in the above photo, thinly sliced a few (white and green parts) … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 15, 2017 – Tree Peonies

This past week, up until Thursday, the night time temperature was in the 30’s°F, but for Friday, the night time temperature was predicted to be in the 40’s°F plus it was a beautiful gardening day, high 60’s°F. Rain was in … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 8, 2017 – Container Fig, Lettuce & Kale

The weather prediction for the week of April 24 was pretty warm for that time of year so I decided to take a chance and wheeled the container fig tree out of the garage and onto the driveway on April … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 24, 2017 – Comparing Transplanted Seedlings

At the end of March I transplanted some of the kale and Swiss chard seedlings I started during January and February into foam ice chest and left them outdoor (unprotected). I knew it was way too early for the Hudson … Continue reading

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