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 9, 2016 – Transplanting Peas & Carrots + Garden Update + 1st Tree Peony Bloom

Below are the Golden Sweet Pea seedlings and the Little Snappea Crunch seedlings hardened off and ready to be transplanted into the garden. The Golden Sweet Pea seedlings were quite tall and leggy so decided, as an experiment, to trim … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, May 2, 2016 – Widow Box Harvest + Walking Onion

What a difference a week makes. The photo of the window box Kookaburra spinach below is the same window box Kookaburra spinach I posted last Monday, 4/26, (click on link and scroll down to view) quite a difference in sizes! … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 25, 2016 – Hardening Container Fig + Window Boxes Update

I am, unfortunately, one of those individuals who never learns. Overextended myself (again) reason for my absence. Container fig is leafing out, time to start hardening off. Wheeled the container from its corner to the front of the garage (and … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 4, 2016 – Seedlings Update

We had snow Saturday night, I am guessing there was 2+ inches on the roof of my shed, yes snow on April 3. Woke up to a completely snow covered lawn, the sun came out during the day and melted … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 28, 2016 – Overwintered Root Crops

From the garden: Parsnips. Harvest about 5½ pounds of parsnips. Most were like the ones in the middle of the above photo, about 7 inches long and about 2 inches in diameter. The smaller ones on the right were still … Continue reading

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