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, 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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Harvest Monday, April 17, 2017 – Overwintered Container Fig, Ginger & Taro + Container Garlic Update

This past week the weather was warm/hot (yesterday was 87°F) and beautiful, spring has finally arrived, plants are happy and growing, flowers blooming all around, just lovely. Garage-overwintered fig tree is leafing out and looking good. Time to start hardening … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, April 3 2017 – Transplanting

Except for a few packed snow piles here and there all the snow have disappeared and hopefully the garden will dry out soon. Seedlings I started in January and February have outgrown their pots and needed to be transplanted or … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 27, 2017 – Growing sweet Potatoes Slips + New Varieties + More Seed Starting

Last year at Locust Grove Heritable Vegetable Garden we planted six (6) varieties of sweet potatoes – Purple, Ginseng Red, Garrens Red & White, Ivis White Cream, Jersey Yellow and Georgia Jet. This past week I started all 6 varieties … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 20, 2017 – Seed Starting + Container Garlic

Happy First Day of Spring! I am back!!!!! My hip, knee and lower back pains are pretty much gone. I am now able to walk at a good pace, go up and down stairs in a normal way and pick … Continue reading

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