Pausing to Appreciate Asparagus

KevinFrom the Garden, Spring Veg, Vegetables9 Comments

It has been one crazy month. Lots of landscaping – hence the steady hum of static on the blog. Every spare moment has been allocated to breaking ground, building beds, seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, moving soil, gravel, and rocks, building compost, and harvesting. It’s been a gloriously busy month after a long winter and heavily snow-laden spring. Thankfully much of … Read More

Rhubarb

KevinFrom the Garden, Spring Veg, Vegetables7 Comments

I swear, abstinence makes things taste better. Having not had it since last year, a feed of rhubarb is a welcome twang of early season, fresh, fruity flavor. It feels surreal to be harvesting things right now, having only recently been buried in snow. This rhubarb harvest reminded me how important perennials are. Nearly all of the joys I’ve been … Read More

Blanched Dandelions

KevinForaging, From the Garden, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Shoulder Season Gardening, Spring Veg, Vegetables6 Comments

I’m starting to see dandelions as the single-most misunderstood wild food. People spend much time eradicating their robust roots from their monoculture of lawn. They spend money on toxic pesticides and various pieces of equipment designed specifically aimed at waging war on the dandelion. As I have in the past, I will offer the ultimate solution: eat them. Only this … Read More

Direct Sown Seedlings

KevinCold Frames, From the Garden, Gardening, Shoulder Season Gardening, Spring Veg, Vegetables10 Comments

Germination. Although the snow has taken a serious beating as of late, my north garage bed that in the past has provided for copious greens is still under about 2′ of snow. But in the cold frames, life has begun. Arugula [seen left], radish [bottom], spinach, and the mesclun and ‘greens’ mixes are showing their faces. Not a great accomplishment … Read More