Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cilantro: The Next Generation

I can't be absolutely sure, but it's quite possible that the cilantro pictured above(which I'm using today in my sofrito) will be my last harvest from outdoors this year. The weather forecasters are predicting early, bone chilling cold that will probably kill off most plants except for evergreens. If this is indeed the end, I can only say that it's been a pretty good year in gardening, despite weather that sometimes seemed to be determined to make it otherwise.

Among this year's garden pleasures was growing cilantro from seeds produced in the garden last year. I was doubtful how viable they would be, but almost every seed planted sprouted. And I had plenty to plant and plenty more are still left. I look forward to learning if the seeds will be as prolific next season.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Final Coutdown

Overnight lows have brought an end to most of my gardening. However, the root vegetables continue to do well as these succulent green onions attest. They are amazingly pungent considering their small size and I love the flavor they bring to everything from stir fry dishes to soups and casseroles.