Growing Galangal, Tumeric, Ginger and Lemongrass from the Supermarket

Ah, the joyous celebration to be found in fresh, homegrown aromatics!  Not only not do they look lush and tropical, their perfume fragrances every part of the plant, not just the familiar culinary bits. When you brush up against lemongrass or walk through a thicket of lush galangal leaves, a gentle aroma is released. Im told…

Growing and eating Onion as a Perennial Crop

In the supermarket we usually only see onions that have been grown as annuals from seed because you get the biggest bulbs this way. However, onions are like daffodils, they propagate both by seed and under the ground by forming new bulbs that are usually smaller. You can plant sprouting onions from the pantry and…

Listen to the hush…happy potato and herbs

Potatoes don’t like the heat, they don’t like the frost and cold, they don’t like the shade, snails eat them, the are prone to diseases, but when they are happy the buzz is audible. I don’t see me growing potatoes commercially, so for now I feel free to play around a bit with mixed plantings…