I was pressed for a vegetable for dinner the other night and decided to take the easy way and go for cut-up tomatoes and cucumbers and thinly sliced onions —-all from the garden — with a little feta cheese crumbled in. Drizzle with olive oil and a couple of splashes of white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste – then toss – and I was set.
During our meal, my husband said, “Boy! The dressing is perfect. How did you make it?” I just smiled.
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You little minx!
The dictionary on my desktop gives the definition for ‘minx’ as an impudent, cunning, or boldly flirtatious girl or young woman.
It’s been a long time since someone called me that.
I guess I should say —thanks. : )
Have you done a piece about growing onions? I’d like to know more about the time to plant and any secrets you have. Last fall our Farmers Co-op gave away the onion sets they had left so I planted them in the fall for the first time. They actually made it through the winter and grew very well. Have you ever planted them in the fall?
No, Beppy —- I have not done a piece yet on growing onions. I plan one for the first part of the year.
Regarding time to plant — I’ll give more details in the post — but I can tell you I planted onions in the snow last year! The way I do things is probably against anything you’ll ever read. But ——I’ve been doing it many years and have always been successful.
As I said – I’ll give all the details in the post.
I think it was a great bonus for you to get those onion sets from the Farmers Co-op and it is not a surprise to me that they made it through the winter and grew well.
I always leave a few dozen small onions in the various beds when I am harvesting in June and July. They are part of my back up plan for early onions in the spring that follows.
Glad to know I have company thinking out of the box. It’s fun!
I’m thinking of trying some square-foot gardening. I just read the
newest version of the book. Not sure I will follow every detail but I
really like the concept.
Sounds good Beppy. I plant intensively – especially with lettuce, beets, radishes, beans, onions, peas – just not in 1 foot squares. I plant my rows intensively. The main thing I think is to have enough organic matter to sustain things.
Good luck with it. I’d like to hear about how you do. You can always contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to.