Killing-Frost Harvest Sprint 2010

KevinApples, Fall Veg, From the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Vegetables3 Comments

The forecast tonight? -4C!?! The ‘big white combine‘, as farmer-friend Andreas puts it, cometh. It was go-time in our yard today. We started with harvesting the tomatoes [nearly all green], then the fall squashes, any remaining summer squashes, the cucumbers, celery, celeriac, the significant beet crop, onions, shallots, pole beans, bush beans of many types – and a couple hundred … Read More

U Pick Strawberries – South Windermere Gardens

KevinFrom Local Farms, From the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, South Windermere Gardens, Strawberries, U Pick Fruit3 Comments

I’m pretty convinced strawberries should not travel. The ones we get from afar out of season can taste vaguely of strawberry – although they look the part, and the ones that you can grow here can look pretty funny, but can be heady, floral, and seductive like a beautiful wine. And last I checked, I dig heady, floral, and seductive, … Read More

Lawn Converted Into Food

KevinApples, From the Garden, Fruit, Fruit from the Yard, Haskap, Kevin TV, Permaculture, Strawberries, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Viticulture16 Comments

Over the past few years I’ve watched a few hundred episodes of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV, and am a regular commenter there. Recently, I’ve been enamored with Daniel Klein’s ‘Perennial Plate‘ project about eating locally in Minnesota. So recently I had a bit of a ‘duh…’ moment, realizing that I had the gear to do some video blogging myself, … Read More

A Quickie Garden Tour

KevinFrom the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Gardening, Summer9 Comments

Valerie reminded me today that I need to post more about gardening. I’ve also been meaning to post some photos for my gardening buddy who recently moved away [who’s on dial-up, and will hate me for this post, then love me]. I have a decidedly unconventional garden with streaks of conventionality running about. I just got in from taking a … Read More

My First Haskap

KevinFrom the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Haskap10 Comments

Until a couple years ago, I’d never heard of these things. Haskap, or Blue Honeysuckle, became available through seed catalogs in the last couple years, and I figured I’d give them a go. I believe I have a Polar Jewel, and one other kind. They apparently are super-hardy, even the blossoms hardy well into freezing temperatures, and they clearly produce … Read More