Every month, Heavy Petal collaborates with Willowtree — a website for those with food sensitivities who want to find their culinary bliss — to bring you a celebration of an in-season edible. I’ll tell you how to grow it; they’ll tell you how to eat it. Yay! Until recently, I was a pizza purist, shunning […]
Archives for July 2011
Orange nasturtiums and purple basil
If there’s an upside to accidentally ripping out an entire climbing nasturtium, it’s that you’ll have a beautiful salad that night. A peppery, colourful, beautiful salad.
My edible balcony garden
Here’s a peak at my third-floor veggie patch. It’s pretty utilitarian. There’s no room for a barbecue or even a chair. Heck, squeezing between the planters can be a challenge. But we’ve got other spaces for those fripperies. This balcony is dedicated to production. And boy, it’s productive. Everything is grown in containers, and this […]
Now harvesting: mid-July
Would you look at that craziness? Someone ought to get their plot under control. Oh wait, that’s my whacked-out bed. The arugula is flowering and flopping, the radishes have flower stalks as thick as woody perennials, and the lettuce is so crowded it’s getting claustrophobic. Despite the seeming neglect, I’ve actually been harvesting from this, […]
It feels like I’m a little late to the party, what with this being mid-July and all, but I’m just harvesting my first strawberries now. Guess what? It was worth the wait.
Lawns to Loaves wheat field update
In May, along with some friends, I planted part of a City-owned lot with Red Spring wheat as part of Lawns to Loaves, an experiment in urban agriculture (a project, I’ll add, that has been quite controversial). The hubbub has subsided, but the grain’s still growing. Seven weeks later, we’ve got ourselves a wheat field. […]
‘Sungold’ tomato wins the Great First to Ripen Race of 2011. Growing alongside fellow hybrid ‘Super Bush’ as well as heirlooms ‘Black Krim’ and ‘Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter,’ this little orange cherry tomato easily beat out the pack in terms of earliness. Such an unexpected treat; who knew there had been enough sun to ripen […]
How to grow radishes and make grilled tuna with radish salsa
Every month, Heavy Petal collaborates with Willowtree — a website for those with food sensitivities who want to find their culinary bliss — to bring you a celebration of an in-season edible. I’ll tell you how to grow it; they’ll tell you how to eat it. Yay! With such a slow start to summer and […]