Archive for August, 2012

By Nadia Arumugam |

Don’t Throw it Out! Save Your Watermelon Rind & Make Relish

You’ve heard of nose-to-tail cooking. You’re all too familiar with chefs using all parts of the beast from snout to trotter, and ox tongue to ox tail. Now we’re applying those rules to the humble watermelon. If you don’t compost, it can feel a little wasteful throwing away all that abundant watermelon rind once you’re [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

How to Grow Melons: Go Vertical

(image via theeasygarden) I bet you’re wondering if a person can actually grow melons in a pot on a balcony.  It’s one thing to grow tomatoes. They’re the size of baseballs. But melons? They’re the size of babies. Surely, melon babies need more space than you can provide, right? Wrong!  Melons, like all their friends [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Purple Tomatillo Flowers

You’d think that after a little August vacation, I’d come back wanting to talk about something other than tomatillos. And you’d be right. But first I just had to show you this photo: my purple tomatillo plants, in flower, last night on the terrace. So delicate and exotic at the same time.  Aren’t they beautiful?