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, 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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Harvest Monday, March 7, 2016 – Container Garlic Experiment + More Seed Starting + Garden Tips

My container garlic experiment is for my blogging friend Eva of Kitchen Inspiration. Eva has been trying to grow garlic for a number of years but without luck as she lacks suitable growing conditions. She does some rooftop container gardening … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 29, 2016 – Container Ginger + Seeds Starting

Few years ago I experimented with growing ginger using ginger rhizome I purchased from the health food store. It grew but the yield was poor, decided it was not possible to grow ginger in the Hudson Valley due to our … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February, 22, 2016 – Carrots Transplant Update

Harvest for the week was my container grown transplanted carrots. Have been experimenting with transplanting carrots and the end results were crooked or short stubby carrots. See 7/28/14 (click and scroll down) and 11/10/14 posts. Thinking: Why did the carrots  … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, January 18, 2016 – Container Peppers

Today’s container peppers are from my daughter’s sunny patio. For some unknown reason peppers do not grow well in her garden. Two years ago (2014) I suggested she try growing peppers in containers and gave her 2 pepper plants in … Continue reading

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