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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A slice of grilled eggplant, red pepper, and olive pizza (with some green stuff on top to make it healthy).

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Random Food of the Day

Smoked veg from the garden – a good way to use up apple prunings.

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Putting the garden to bed

Veg gardens are seasonal, and with the approach of cold weather comes the end of the season. After a difficult year of a soggy spring followed by a summer drought followed by spring-like rains to end up at a fairly … Continue reading

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Pickled Turnips

It has been a fairly good year in the garden for turnips, and production has rapidly exceeded consumption. One answer: pickling them. Start with the trimmed and washed turnips. Peel and slice… Add in a few other items for color … Continue reading

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Gardenomics – or why I won’t be planting lentils this year

A few days ago I decided that I would make lentils for dinner, but when I reached into the storage tin where I keep them I found it to be nearly empty. I like the small green and blue speckled … Continue reading

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The Veg Garden

I grew up eating home-grown vegetables. We had a garden, our neighbors had gardens, and it was incomprehensible to me that everyone did not have a garden. We then moved from a rural to a suburban setting and gardening focus … Continue reading

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