Category Archives: Vegetables

Asparagus Berries/Seed

While traveling past one of the Harry & David pear orchards a week or so back, the family noticed a bunch of red berries on a plant growing along the roadside. After stopping to look, it was obvious that it … Continue reading

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Water Chestnuts – Harvest Day

The water chestnut experiment was completed today. Overall, I would say that the experiment to see if water chestnuts could be grown in southern Oregon was a success. However, the total yield was very small (~2 lbs) from the 16 … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds

We’re working on processing and packaging some seed from the vegetable garden today, so I thought I would post pics of some of the seed we have put aside this year. Good seed production from the carrots! The swiss chard … Continue reading

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Water chestnuts – June Update

The water chestnuts are still growing! I have not had a chance to set up their grow-basket in the 12′ round pool, but with the help of my 3 boys a couple weekends ago, I was able to set up … Continue reading

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Water Chestnut Update 5-13-12

The water chestnuts are sprouting! It has been about 10 days since planting and as of this morning, 47 of the 120 water chestnuts planted in the nursery tub have started sending up shoots. Most of shoots are only an … Continue reading

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Growing Water Chestnuts

We’ve decided to do an experiment this year and try and grow asian water chestnuts (Eleocharis dulcis). Since our local grocery store doesn’t normally carry live water chestnuts, I special ordered 10 pounds of them from our local produce manager. … Continue reading

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May 2nd Orchard Update

Beautiful week on the land… lots of nice green growth coming out from the plants. Looks like the cold weather early in April wasn’t kind to the peach and plum blossoms, so it will probably be a limited crop for … Continue reading

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