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Beet Carpaccio with Feta and Agretti

One of the benefits of eating locally is tasting things as they change flavor, texture and uses through the seasons. In the case of beets, save for a brief period in early spring, locally-grown ones are available for most of … Continue reading

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7.15.13 Agretti, Invaders, and Other People’s Harvests

This is the second time around with the radishes and agretti. The early spring plantings of both failed to thrive, and were replanted with enough success to be included in this week’s harvest. To get beyond the low germination rate, … Continue reading

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6.10.13 Agretti (Monk’s Beard)

After our first planting of agretti failed, we thought we’d missed the season. However, with the return of cooler June temperatures and near to 2,000 seeds still on hand, we’re giving it another try. Reports of germination rates vary between … Continue reading

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Agretti Spaghetti with Spring Onions and Lemon

Nothing excites a cook more than discovering a new tool, a new technique, or, in this particular case, a new ingredient. We came across agretti, an Italian specialty green, last season through Seeds from Italy, and vowed to give this … Continue reading

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6.23.14 Soaking up Solstice

With Solstice’s long, sunny days as encouragement, newly planted seeds worked overtime to emerge. We’re always glad to see signs in the garden that seeds have germinated, and on this particular day it seemed they got bigger every time we looked. To prove that we … Continue reading

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6.9.14 Spring seedlings and thinnings

“How insignificant our effort beside that of a seed.” — Marada Cook, Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative Above: Agretti seedlings. Seeds planted this week: Carrots, fun jen; second round of favas, radishes, arugula, salad greens.  Above: Comparing transplanted fennel (left) with directly seeded … Continue reading

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2014 Seed Notes

“There is a natural flow to the years, and gardens here to match.” — Russell Libby, “Which Gardens to Plant” As we plan for the next growing season, we’re keeping in mind our intention to simplify. It’ll be our seventh … Continue reading

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