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On 6/2/2021 at 10:22 PM, TicTac said:

Both plants look quite healthy @liuzhou albeit a bit mangled due to endured shipping bondage 😝

 

Surely garden related, I bring forth the rock balancing challenge (something we have started around here for fun) -

 

A while back I saw a video of a lady somewhere in Europe balancing huge gorgeous rocks above the surface of a lake which inspired me to try it and while not easy certainly possible to get some very unique set ups...who’s in?! 😉

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It still took some balancing and my back decided it was a bad idea but I used old basalt building stones to make an inunnguag. Had to rebuild it after this photo was taken because rain caused the ground to settle and it fell over. Obligatory food note: the green pigface in the front that isn't flowering is supposedly edible but I haven't tried it.

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Leaf Garden--Arugula, mustard, field lettuce,  radish..in the box edible flower bed with shisho, Nasturtium,

 

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BTW...those are not my flowers..not sure how that pic got in there

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11 hours ago, haresfur said:

 

It still took some balancing and my back decided it was a bad idea but I used old basalt building stones to make an inunnguag. Had to rebuild it after this photo was taken because rain caused the ground to settle and it fell over. Obligatory food note: the green pigface in the front that isn't flowering is supposedly edible but I haven't tried it.

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Love it.  Beautiful.  It is what we would call around these parts, an Inuksuk - a traditional monument or landmark used by the Inuits of North America.  Curious if they have any history Down Under?

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27 minutes ago, TicTac said:

Love it.  Beautiful.  It is what we would call around these parts, an Inuksuk - a traditional monument or landmark used by the Inuits of North America.  Curious if they have any history Down Under?

I am asking because I don’t know – –does it most resemble an inuksuk or an inunnguaq (as the poster states)? 
 

The Inuit also construct a stone figure called an inunnguaq, which means "in the likeness of a human. " This familiar stone figure with head, body, legs and arms is often mistakenly referred to as an inuksuk. Its purpose is more symbolic than functional. Because it looks like a little person, its image has become a popular cross-cultural symbol.”

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Garlic scapes !!!

 

Got a great harvest today. What are your best recipes for using garlic scapes besides making pesto?

 

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59 minutes ago, dcarch said:

Garlic scapes !!!

 

Got a great harvest today. What are your best recipes for using garlic scapes besides making pesto?

 

dcarch

 

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I see bins of them in Korean market - wonder the common uses in that cuisine. Yours look fresh& tender. 

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1 hour ago, dcarch said:

Garlic scapes !!!

 

Got a great harvest today. What are your best recipes for using garlic scapes besides making pesto?

 

dcarch

 

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I see it in Asian supermarkets and I use it for an Asian stir-fry with small amounts of meat and a fermented sauce. It's been a while though since I had it and I think it's seasonal - I just forgot which season when available. 

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11 hours ago, dcarch said:

Garlic scapes !!!

 

Got a great harvest today. What are your best recipes for using garlic scapes besides making pesto?

 

dcarch

 

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So many good things to do with these guys.

 

Grill them and serve them as a salad.

Roast and make a paste in a mortar and pestle and use as a pizza base.

Paste them add potato flour and make gnocchi.

pickle them.

 

That should give you some food for thought...!

 

 

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I still can't find a decent long but skinny stake to help my curry tree stand up straight - so I finally broke down and just stuck a piece of 1/2" pvc pipe into the "ground".  Looks pretty good standing up though:

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Winter here, so time to harvest the turmeric. I’ve dehydrated and ground half of this so far. I think the rest might go in the freezer, unless you have a better idea ??

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19 minutes ago, sartoric said:

Winter here, so time to harvest the turmeric. I’ve dehydrated and ground half of this so far. I think the rest might go in the freezer, unless you have a better idea ??

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Beautiful! I think your freeze plan is what I'd do. Do you use it mostly in cooking or in drinks? The stuff I can buy is much more elderly and not as plump even in Asian markets.

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On 6/18/2021 at 3:31 PM, heidih said:

Beautiful! I think your freeze plan is what I'd do. Do you use it mostly in cooking or in drinks? The stuff I can buy is much more elderly and not as plump even in Asian markets.


I’ve never grown it before, so haven’t had fresh turmeric to play with until now.
I’m going to try some drinks/teas tomorrow. 
Here’s the colour difference between the freshly dried and ground, vs store bought on the right.

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2 hours ago, sartoric said:


I’ve never grown it before, so haven’t had fresh turmeric to play with until now.
I’m going to try some drinks/teas tomorrow. 
Here’s the colour difference between the freshly dried and ground, vs store bought on the right.

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I use fresh turmeric in some Nyonya curries as part of the rempah - usually about a 1-2" piece.

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

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We had a huge storm last night.  Over sixty mph winds and over 3 inches of rain in like an hour.  Hence the downed tree sigh.

 

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I snapped a few pictures of the garden lest you guys think I don't have one this year.  I should have done it a lot sooner.  The potato plants were gorgeous. The flowers!  First time planting russet and Yukon gold.  The first golds!

 

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I think this is a cantaloupe

 

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There are going to be lots of those and watermelons....if things keep going the way they are.

 

Okra patch.  Doing MUCH better than last year.

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Cucumbers

 

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Three hundred onions almost ready to harvest.  The storm was so strong it blew some of them out of the ground.

 

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55 tomato plants.  Two of which I'm not sure are going to make it.

 

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And the monster horseradish that I need to do some serious reading up on when to harvest, how to harvest etc.  I can't wait to have sinus blowing horseradish sauce.

 

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On 6/10/2021 at 10:13 PM, dcarch said:

Garlic scapes !!!

 

Got a great harvest today. What are your best recipes for using garlic scapes besides making pesto?

 

dcarch

 

 

 

My CSA box had 1.5 lbs. of garlic scapes in it today.   Last week, they gave me half a pound that I have not used yet.  What did you end up doing with yours @dcarch?  I am thinking I need a recipe that will store well in the freezer.  

 

 

On 6/19/2021 at 6:50 AM, sartoric said:


I’ve never grown it before, so haven’t had fresh turmeric to play with until now.
I’m going to try some drinks/teas tomorrow. 
Here’s the colour difference between the freshly dried and ground, vs store bought on the right.

 

 

 

I love turmeric tea with ginger added.  You are lucky to grow it.  The only place I can get it fresh around here is at Whole Foods, and it is expensive.  

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I found this interesting, thought some of the other gardeners here might do so as well...

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jul/03/weeds-wellbeing-and-pizza-ovens-bridgewater-a-new-kind-of-rhs-garden

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