Home /Gardening /Brussels Sprouts and Salad SurprisePhoto by Jessica WalliserI harvested the last of my Brussels sprouts for the year to make a quick and easy sidedish.I harvested the last of our Brussels sprouts last week, and they were delicious. After washing them, I peeled off the outer leaves, then cut them each in half.
It’s a great time of year. The overachieving zucchini plants are producing like crazy; the kale is still leafing like mad, and the tomato plants are showing great promise. Now that the veggies are nice and settled, I can give my baby fruit trees some love.But wait! What is that? My beautiful little quince tree, the one I chose because it had been pruned by the nursery into the most amazing umbrella shape, has five or six dead leaf clusters at the end of its lovely, drooping branches.
PHOTO: Jessica WalliserCabbage root flies (Delia radicum/Hylemya brassicae) have become problematic in my garden over the last few years. By early summer, I found myself losing at least half of my cole crop plantings to the little buggers. After doing a bit of research at the start of last season, I came up with a plan to keep cabbage root flies away from my plants, and it worked: cabbage collars.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockOnce you’ve begun to grow mushrooms, you’ll find out how easy they are to cultivate and will likely end up with a bumper crop. This is great because mushrooms can be savored in any number of entrées, from omelets and casseroles to stuffed or beer-battered mushroom appetizers. However if you’re looking to use or preserve your excess mushroom harvest outside the standard culinary use, here are are some fun and inventive ideas to try.
Danish Restaurant to Reopen as Urban FarmDanish Restaurant To Reopen As Urban Farm – Urban Farm Urban FarmChef René Redzepi has a new vision for Noma, his restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark.Chef René Redzepi has a new vision for Noma, his restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Home /Urban Farming /Escargot Farming, or HeliciculturePhoto by Rick GushThese snails have been farmed specifically for escargot.A couple of times, back when I was in college, my friends and I collected a big mass of common brown garden snails, threw them into an empty, plastic garbage can with a head of shredded lettuce, kept them in the garbage can for about a day and a half, and then took all of the snails out and boiled them.