The Zucca Melon project - introduction

The Zucca Melon project – introduction

Last year, I decided to experiment with candied fruit. I made candied orange peel, candied pineapple, candied cherries, and a few other things. My mom saw my efforts and said to me “Oh, you should grow a zucca melon so you can candy it. That’s what they use in fruitcakes you know.” So, figuring that [...]

Radish love

Radish love

Lately I’ve been a bit of a radish nerd. I’ve been collecting radish seeds from small seed companies that specialize in heirloom, endangered, and open-pollinated seeds. I’ve been growing them in pots on the balcony, which is working out quite well.  The soil in the pots is very loose, which gives the radishes plenty of [...]

Ice Spikes

Ice Spikes

This morning the hummingbird feeder had quite a surprise – a  large ice spike. This happened to my ice cubes a few years ago, and I  learned that this is because the water freezes unevenly. The liquid in the middle of the ice cube starts to seep out of a small, unfrozen hole. If conditions [...]