Category Archives: sprouting

Spring Planting, Radishes

Radishes grow so quickly, I grow several generations of them during spring and fall. Now that I live in a cooler climate, I may manage some during summer as well.  Radishes are an easy cool season vegetable that grows anywhere. … Continue reading

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Advantages of a Food Forest

My market economy job gives me a chance to talk to a lot of people on a daily basis and I get to hear fear in its many manifestations.  Well off, middle income, poor, everyone is not only feeling fear … Continue reading

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I am Dreaming of Spring

I know most folks dream of Spring in the Winter months, but many seeds are collected in late summer and fall. What I collect now determines what diversity is added by me to my food forest next Spring. I rarely … Continue reading

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New Mexico Chili Peppers

Admitting that my cool windswept mountain paradise is possibly not the ideal environment for growing New Mexico chili, I am going to try. One way of getting versions of your favorite annuals to produce better in your climate is to … Continue reading

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Lamb’s Quarters

Last summer Margy gave me a half dozen Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album) and I potted them up and left them on my back porch. Somebody came along and chomped the tops off. They grew back but I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Winter in the Mountains

Today I brought out the lentils for sprouting. They are my favorite sprouting seed (of a dozen) for their ease, speed, taste, and nutritional value.  I put them in a shallow bowl and cover with water.  I drain the water … Continue reading

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Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree (seed)

My 7 year old grandson Devin recently confided that he planted an apple seed in the back yard. He was disappointed that it had not yet sprouted. I laughed and told him that apple seeds sprout in the spring. I … Continue reading

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