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 19, 2015 – First Frost & Hard Freeze + Putting Container Fig Tree to Bed

Frost and hard freeze was predicted for the weekend so the week was spend taking care of all the cold sensitive plants. Woke up to 25°F yesterday (Sunday) morning and 23°F this morning even had a few flurries yesterday. So … Continue reading

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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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