This week Hilary is joined by Alley Swiss, the owner of Filaree Garlic Farm. Filaree Farm, which is know for their premium quality garlic seed, has been expanding their offerings to include several new seed products such as shallot sets, seed potatoes, sweet potato plants, and the newest addition, asparagus crowns.Read More
Rhubarb is perennial garden crop and a low-maintenance gardener’s best friend. Once a rhubarb plant is established, it will require little or no care moving forward. However, additional care will improve your harvest, and on this episode, we’re sharing tips on managing your rhubarb, including dividing plants as they matureRead More
Horticulturally Rhubarb is a vegetable, but it is often used more like a fruit. It has a relatively sour taste which makes it well suited to mix with honey or sweet fruits such as strawberries.
Rhubarb is a hardy perennial from Asia and has long been used as a food and medicine in Chinese cultures. It has large, almost jurassic-sized green leaves on bright red or green stalks. The large leaves create great visual structure in a landscape, but only the stalk are eaten, as the leaves contain high concentrations of oxalic acid, which is toxic to humans.Read More
Asparagus, a perennial, is a member of the family Asparagaceae and is one of the most popular perennial vegetables we plant in our client’s gardens. If a garden has space, we always suggest planting a few asparagus crowns. They grow well in our Pacific Northwest climate and asparagus cut fresh from the garden is a delicious, seasonal treat. The fresh spears, harvested late in the spring, have a unique sweetness that is similar to peas.Read More
Horseradish: the best plant that you never thought about growing. Everybody knows that horseradish contains the compound allyl isothiocyanate and that it makes a great addition to a roast beef sandwich or bowl of cereal…but you might not know how easy and fun it is to grow!Read More