To all my dear readers and fellow bloggers: I will be away for at least two weeks, due to a family emergency. Thank you for your understanding.
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