Three sisters May 2018

I found some old corn seeds so I had enough for a very small patch and after they started growing strong I decided to expand the corn patch. Hopefully it will mean I will get 2 good staggered harvest of corn. The peas I also found laying around! Hey why not! And before I knew…

Homegrown Edamame!

Certainly not a bumper crop, I don’t think my soil conditions are ideal but tasted just like real soy beans. Pretty awesome 🙂

Nitrogen fixing Fava beans.

I decided to harvest all my Fava beans as the plants were getting unruly. When I pulled them out of the soil, I found all these bumps on the roots. “Ugh” I thought. What kinda disease is this? Root knot? Fungus? Bacterial? So I placed it in the trash pile and considered keeping some of…

Soy Beans in the winter?

Being the impatient gardener I am, and have very little action over winter in San Diego, I decided plant some edamame seeds. Aka, soy beans. These are a week old and I am germinating them in the house on a windowsill. I may keep them indoors for as long as possible as even though we…