In this and a few future posts, I would like to share some of my mom's stories from her childhood in Agujita, a small mining town in the Mexican state of Coahuila; when I myself was a child, I heard these and many other anecdotes, sitting with my mom in her kitchen, which filled my imagination with picturesque scenes of Mexico (and other countries), and inspired me to always strive to move forward, and never stop learning. Thank you, mom!
Another one of my new-to-me crops this year was salsola (Salsola komarovii), a potherb originally from Japan; it caught my attention in the seed catalogue because it looked a lot like the Mexican potherb known as romeritos (Suaeda spp), which grows mostly around the salty lake areas outside Mexico City … click on title for more
Homegrown carrots are just the crunchiest, juiciest and most flavourful of all. Back in April, I started a patch of carrots with what I described as a "cornucopia of many varieties of carrot seed", with the conviction that this measure would increase germination success rates … click on title for more