Dilly Garlic Scapes from Onions Etcetera

This is from a yummy new cookbook: Onions Etcetera When scapes are abundant, preserve them like green beans – in a brine flavored with plenty of fresh dill and hot pepper flakes. Nibble on them with cheese & crackers, or chop them for salads or soups. They are also fantastic as garnish for Bloody Marys.


Close up of leafhopper damage on potato leaf

Leafhoppers seem to be the bain of my existence…well, not really – but they sure complicate my veggie gardening. They would only be mildly annoying, if it weren’t for the diseases they spread. Physical Description very small insects, ranging from 1/12 – 1/8 inches long (2-3 mm). They are wedge-shaped, with narrow bodies that are […]

Leaf Blight

Various fungi cause leaf blight. Plants affected: corn dill, parsley and other herbs symptoms: dark spots with yellow borders on leaves; leaves may turn yellow or drop off as the disease progresses control: spray foliage with fish emulsion or with sulfur to prevent the spread of mild infections (OGHB) fig lawns onion strawberries  

Indian Dill (Anethum sowa)

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Maturity: ? Size: smaller than common dill Yield: ? Taste: slightly more bitter than the common strain Disease Resistance: ? Notes: seeds used in Indian curries leaves used in rice and soups Sources: (where to buy) Sandy Mush Herb Nursery Results from My Garden: have not tried this variety yet