Jardín

Before I started gardening, I used to think winter squash referred to the squash that grew over winter. Only after harvesting my very first “winter” squash did I realize all the pumpkins, hubbards, butternuts, and turbans that arrived at the turn of cool weather actually took three or four months to get there!

August 20 2014      26 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

I grow a few different varieties of strawberries (as well as blueberries and other berries) but the stars of all my summer berries, hands down, are the Yellow Wonder alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca). Alpine strawberries are just about the most perfect patio plant you could hope for. Green, lush, prolific, and full of melt-in-your-mouth berries […]

August 11 2014      8 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Jardín

1. One of my favorite things about summer. (There are four or five varieties of tomatoes in there!)

August 8 2014      6 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Frutas   Gallinas   Jardín   Verduras

Fennel is found in the wild all over California, and much to my amazement, many people consider it a weed… an aromatic, anise-flavored weed. I grew a small patch of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) in my garden this past spring, but my neighbor across the street has fennel growing en masse on his property. Every summer, […]

July 28 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Hierbas   Jardín

The five little things that made my week… 1. A harvest of Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumbers. Sometimes I’ll trick friends into trying one by saying it’s a mini watermelon.

July 25 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Frutas   Jardín

Today we’re going to dive into the sex life of squash. But it’s not as skeevy as it sounds. Have you ever wondered why we usually only see the male blossoms of squash (the ones with the long stems) at farmers’ markets? Or why some flowers turn into cucumbers, while others fall off the vine? […]

July 16 2014      33 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

Remember the Three Sisters Garden? It’s been going strong since spring, and this week, the first of those plants are starting to peter out… The corn’s been picked, the beans are seeding, and the squash are firming up their winter coats for storage. With our warm weather this season, my winter squash have all matured […]

July 3 2014      6 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras