Category : Tips for Harvesting

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is especially true of herbs, beans, cucumbers, summer squash and berries — at least until your…

4 Comments / 250 View / June 24, 2016

How to Harvest Basil

  Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple — the more you pick the more it grows. Here’s Why: Basil, like most plants, benefits from pruning. Proper pruning encourages growth and makes for a healthier, fuller plant —…

14 Comments / 45354 View / May 13, 2016

5 Spring Foraging Forays

  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it’s time to bloom. At least I’d like to think that’s the case — climate change and…

6 Comments / 219 View / February 15, 2016

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket filling, ladder moving and an opportunity to spend the day outside in the company of…

2 Comments / 95 View / January 27, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins: Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

          We peeled off the highway, leaving bumper to bumper traffic for the quiet risk of side roads, and found this pumpkin patch. It was a lucky string of events. It always seems to be that…

0 Comments / 147 View / October 30, 2015

Harvesting Seeds

  Gathering seeds is like starting from scratch — like a bright shining moment that when combined with effort and anticipation lead to something great (at least that’s the hope). Next season’s planting, a new garden or dinner. It’s good…

2 Comments / 864 View / September 22, 2015