Cucumber (Cucumis sativus Linnaeus)

20190718_093355You cannot have a true Greek village salad without cucumber, nor can you have true Greek tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt sauce).  So can you be a true Greek gardener and not grow cucumber?  I think not.

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Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)

20180322_163340Cabbage is one of those “cool weather” crops that has stymied me for a while.  Being in zone 9 means that one has to take advantage of the fall season, just when you think you get to take a break from your summer garden, if you want to have success with these kinds of crops.

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Peas (Pisum sativum)

20180328_181350I disappeared once when I was about three.  My parents frantically searched the house looking for me, only to find me in the garden… eating all the peas.

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Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

20180529_213503There is a reason most supermarket strawberries don’t taste all that great.  They aren’t ripe when they are picked.  Fix that problem by growing your own!

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