Author Archives: Brian Holcombe

Visual Art: De-Composition

The compost pile in its pure, unabashed state of being Advertisements

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Purple Power

Spotted recently in one plot is this beautiful purple cauliflower. I was intrigued because I had never seen one, only the usual white and also the green and yellow. I investigated it some and found that purple cauliflower is an … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

These cool/cold overnight temps necessitate that the plots be covered to conserve heat that will protect the plants from any major damage. Last month we installed the set-up for these covers, and so far they’ve done the job well. Seen … Continue reading

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Here Comes Baby Ginger

A recent highlight at UGArden for me was being able to do the inaugural harvest of baby ginger. It required delicate attention to keep the rhizomes intact. After a major wash and trim, the ginger was ready for market!

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Holy Shiitake!

We’ve been harvesting Shiitake mushrooms lately. Some of them have been as big as my palm. Brian Holcombe  |  11.09.15

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A Break from the Usual…

Monday offered a break from the usual when Berle ran out gas on his scooter and required an emergency fill-up. Way out on Timothy Road, it’s a good thing he got the scooter pulled out of traffic into safety. Here … Continue reading

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Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas!

Without doubt, these are my favorite of all peas. They’re fun to shell, even though I learned that some of my fellow UGArdeners don’t like them. Shelling them evokes memories of my childhood as my mom and sister would shell … Continue reading

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