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, October 12, 2015 – Do Container’s Size & Shape Make a Difference?

This is a very short post. Not sure where the week went, it came to an end and I accomplished very little. As many of my readers know I have been experimenting with growing different crops in containers of different … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 5, 2015 – Flowers + Container Eggplants & Beets

Thought I would give you a glimpse of what’s still blooming in my garden. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ The above bed of fall blooming daisies is surrounding my mailbox. I hope they brighten my mailman’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 28, 2015 – Fall Harvest from the Garden & Containers

Last of the figs. It seems like just the other day when I wrote about bringing my container grown fig tree out from winter storage and hardening it off.  Today I am showing photo of the last figs for the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 21, 2015 – Flowering Leek

Earlier in the week I noticed one of my leeks was sending out a flower stalk (scape). As far as I can remember this is the first time I am having a leek flowering. Had to bend the flower stalk … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, September 14, 2015 – Onions Failure + Leek & Parsnip + Bolted Napa

Leeks do very well in my garden but not onions. WHY? Last year I planted the onion seedlings  in a row in front of my broccoli (I read that broccoli and onions are good companions) the results were small onions, … Continue reading

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