Category Archives: Broccoli


Your correspondent returned to lower Manhattan today, fearing that, like Icarus, he had dared to fly too high, to grow food where nature did not intend, and that he would find his presumption rewarded with a thorough smiting at the … Continue reading

Posted in Blueberries, Broccoli, Chard, Cold Frame, Fruit, Kale, Ornamental Trees, Photos, Weather | 13 Comments

Dead or Alive?

The sharp blade slices through the skin, flesh and vascular tissues with ease.    Pressure in the vascular system collapses.   Almost immediately senescence – a genetically regulated process which leads to the death of cells and organs – begins.  Individual cells … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cooking and Eating, Eggplant, Green Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Parsley, Peaches, Spinach, Urban Agriculture and Food Policy | 3 Comments

The Fruits of Climate Change?

Here in Zone 6, the usual first frost date is October 15, with at least one hard freeze usually occurring by November 10.  Today is December 1, and as far as I can tell, we have yet to have either … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest

The roof-top garden continues to produce copious quantities of tomatoes, carrots, Malabar spinach, Erba Stella, parsley, peppers, beets and greens.  The late season lettuces and spinach are gaining size, and the first broccoli florette of the fall crop has made its appearance.   A … Continue reading

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