When it is a fruit. It is aromatic, too… …so much so that when a little is added to apple pie or applesauce, it lifts the whole flavour up. I’m going to […]
Reducing Climate Risk in Okanagan Agriculture
The Canadian Government has recently released an economic action plan. It’s a bit exhaustive and exhausting, but worth a walk-by. Click here to have a look. Bring some friends along. Coyotes, maybe. […]
Green Onions for New Year’s
Got your Welsh onions yet? The know no seasons. They push living out of the dead Earth. Which is, accordingly, not dead. Very Celtic, that!
Summer Radishes Don’t Grow Under the Ground
Great radish crop in the heat now. The image below shows a small part of the haul from one plant, ripening beautifully. In the spring, they put their heat in a swollen […]
Whose Apples Are They Anyway?
In Canada, the apple’s desire to attract animals is put behind fences. Should any animal get in other than a human, it is killed. The law allows for this. The apple, however, […]
Red Orach Goes Travelling
I sent my friend Paul some red orach … Planted by gold finches in August, harvested by them in May … seed to plant at Pleasant Camp on the Haines Highway, a […]
Reading Spring Together in Deep Summer
The way that the stalks of smúkwaʔxn… … fall and dry tells us of the weather and how water is passing through the soil as does the sound of our footsteps through […]
I Went to the Garden to Taste What I Could See
Black Krim, Brandywine and friends. Brandywine is very, very happy this year (the big pink girl at bottom right, upper centre and peeking in from the top left.) Back in 1962 when […]
The Paradise Apple, Modern Farming and the Apple of the Celts
All apple trees are grafted on a root. The tree is chosen for its apples and the root for its growth characteristics. These days, an apple called M9, for Malling 9, after […]
It’s Slowwwwww Salad Time!
I asked the garden what was for dinner 2 nights ago. She was very kind. Some of these I planted a year ago, they went to seed, and came through the snow […]