I picked up my broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower seedlings yesterday from the Cactus Farmer’s Market. Planted most of the seedlings this morning. The weather is perfect!
Kale in rear of bed (left). Cauliflower and Cabbage to the front (right). That big plant near the bottom left is a volunteer arugula.
I harvested mint, portulaca, and kale from the garden for salads this week. Portulaca (aka purslane) is a fantastic weed in this area. It is a little crunchy and somewhat salty. Good in salads and in smoothies.
Mint, Purslane and Kale from the garden. 24 Aug
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a common weed and tasty snack
Purslane at a more mature stage. This variety has little pink flowers
With this heat it is nice to have a cool beverage to drink. Hibiscus cooler is one of my favorites. The basic recipe is hibiscus and mint. Stevia provides sweetness or you can just use a sweetener. The other ingredients … Continue reading →