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Update: Free Class!

This just in—my class, Plotting the Edible Garden Year at Ravenna Gardens on Sunday March 17th is FREE!  Previously, I posted that there was a fee associated with attending… that’s soooo not so!  Keep up Lorene!! Space is limited , call 206-729-7388 to sign up.  See you there! online viagra prescriptions


Catching up

…a little. Thank goodness I’m not one of those highly organized, incredibly inspired, prolific bloggers with a tight agenda for every day of the week/month/year.  You know the type: if-it’s-Wednesday-it-must-be-wordless, or wooden, or whatever!  Actually – I would love, love, love to be one of those bloggers.  But I’ve come to realize it’s probably just […]

chilled tomato soup

Thank goodness for Ellensburg

More specifically, thank goodness Kittitas Valley Greenhouse chose the heat of Ellensburg, a small historic town just over the Cascade Range right in the central heart of  Washington, to raise delicious, flavorful tomatoes and then drive them 2 plus hours west to my neighborhood Sunday farmers market. The end of July was a watershed moment […]

dianthus chomley farran

a botanical algorithm…

I would posit that the wonky but crisp and delicious purple kohlrabi is to the vegetable world as the hallucinogenic  ‘Chomley Farran’ carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus  ‘Chomley Farran’) is to the floral kingdom. Concur? ‘Chomley Farran’ carnation, a remarkable garden plant with gorgeous blue-green foliage and a terribly lax blooming habit is available from Annie’s Annuals.  […]

spring chives

Spring salad days…not yet!

I won’t kid you – I’m cranky.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, just about everyone’s getting a little ornery.  Record cold and constant wet will do that to even the kindest folk.  Northwesties are typically a positive sort, not generally given to constantly complaining about the weather.  After all, this is the land of “sun […]

Willi Evans Galloway

TWO:Seeding Strategies

Anyone who lives and gardens in the Pacific Northwest knows spring is a bit late showing up this year.  It’s hard to complain when other parts of the country are still getting snow; and goodness knows, a tornado does a lot more damage then a pesky late frost.  So I’m trying to take this cold […]

Edible Seattle March 2011 cover

Sow what?

Its the time of year when a gal’s thoughts turn toward SEED! For some it’s shoes… are you listening, dear daughter?  Others can’t resist the latest bestseller or glossy magazine.  I suppose there are those out there who indulge in jewels, real estate and travel.  I don’t know them.  Thankfully for me – and my […]


Tiny, tender, tangy…

…Microgreens It’s mid-winter and I’m starting to get a little desperate to harvest something fresh from the garden.  Plastic boxes of washed greens are convenient but a sorry second to truly fresh salads.  Here’s a way to put all those plastic containers to good use and yield a fresh crop of tiny, tender, tangy microgreens. […]