Something Old Something New

Something new is this gorgeous purple cauliflower from  Seeds from Italy   that I successfully grew this year in the Hilltop garden! My first ever!  The cauliflower variety di Sicilia Violetto can have side shoot production and maybe I'll see them this year. The plant was initially under tulle fabric which it outgrew, then covered … Continue reading Something Old Something New

Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily

So many things to do. So little time. One of the best shortcuts I've found over the years for preserving the tomato harvest is  half-roasting or half-drying them. Quick and easy and it makes short work of a massive over-supply of tomatoes in a productive year.  Roasted Tomatoes - LARGE TOMATOES Quarter large tomatoes Place … Continue reading Preserve Your Garden Harvest Easily

Melons – Sweet Melons

A few years ago Bob, a fellow gardening friend, introduced me to melons that easily grow in northern climates. Now I hadn't tried to grow melons for many years after a run-in with all the bugs, powdery mildew and bacterial wilt that seem drawn like magnets to melons. Said I would never do it again … Continue reading Melons – Sweet Melons