Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Check out the phenomenal variety of goods I purchased this week from the Sequim Locally Grown outlet: cinnamon rolls and a peach pie (wow!) from Sequim Valley Products, turnips, kohlrabi, and leeks from the Lazy J Farm, shallots from the Johnston Farms, flax seed from Teri Crockett, fresh oysters from QuilBay Seafood, and a live Colorado Blue Spruce tree from the Hydrangea Rangers (which we will plant after Christmas)!… Read more
Looking for a really good garlic roaster? Look no further. Check out the pottery creations by Rudy and Andi Bauer at Bauer Haus Pottery. These folks are my neighbors, and we share a mutual fondness for gourmet garlic and beautiful pottery, which on occasion, we trade. … Read more
This was my most successful year ever for tomatoes, and before I get into another long story, I have to take a moment to give credit to Lisa Boulware and Mark Ozias at A New Leaf, from whom I purchased 5 indeterminate but very determined varieties of exceptionally strong starter plants: Juliet Grape, Pruden’s Purple Heirloom, Peacevine Cherry, Mark Twain Heirloom Beefsteak, and Cosmonaut Volkov.… Read more
If you haven’t planted your garlic yet, don’t despair! There is still time to put it in the ground. In fact, right now is perfect.
Some say the rule of thumb is to plant 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes. Others say plant any time from late September through mid-January, as long as the ground isn’t frozen.… Read more