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 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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Harvest Monday, March 21, 2016 – 1st Harvest + Onion Sets

Happy Spring! The walking onions in the photo below are growing in a shady area. At the moment they get a fair amount of sunlight but once the trees leaf out that area is quite shady. First harvests of the … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, March 14, 2016 – Walking Onion

Walking Onion (Allium cepa var. proliferum) aka Egyptian Walking Onion, Tree Onion, Topsetting Onion, Winter Onion, Multiplier Onion … My first experience growing Walking Onions was 2+ years ago when I received gifts of Walking Onions bulbils from Diary of … Continue reading

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