Wynne Kelch

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since Jun 07, 2013
Northern Virginia
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I'm a total amateur, but I want to suggest to you Matt's Wild Cherry, a solanum lycopersicum. It's 60 DTM and has voluntarily sustained itself here for six years despite neglect. Granted, I'm in VA, but I read it was bred in ME. Not sure how productive you'd consider it--prolific and delicious, but fussy to de-stem.
2 years ago
Great ideas--I'm especially tempted by the bean salad. I've put up my green tomatoes by freezing them in a curry with chickpeas, onions, spices, and a bit of brown sugar.
2 years ago
We eat through a lot of radish roots quickly by roasting them or grilling them in a basket. I agree that the heat lessens their bite, but not in a bad way. Just a bit of fat and salt, and 400-500 degrees until they color without softening too much.  You can also find internet recipes for turning the greens into a fresh pesto.  Not half as delicious as the roasted roots IMO, but a good way to use what you have.
2 years ago
Great suggestions above! I loved When The Wind Stops; Charlotte Zolotow's books are really thoughtful. And we read McCloskey often.

To add to the list, I highly recommend The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. It's a newer book about people's love of gardening and connection with plants, with a great permie note about weeds as pioneers rehabbing lifeless spaces (an old, elevated railway track). It's based on the true story of the Highline park in NYC, which you can visit.

For even younger kids, we loved Potato Joe by Keith Baker (not that profound but Really catchy); Baker's Little Green, with a caterpillar to find on each page; and A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg has a great message about finding creative uses for the things around you, even if you initially see them as mistakes. We also really liked Maple Syrup Season by Ann Purmell and, later, Life Story by Virginia Lee Burton.
3 years ago
I found the forums via the richsoil lawn article. I try to pass it on (or at least its info) to other Eco 0/1s--I feel like it's the gateway drug to permies.
3 years ago
Thank you for the ideas! This year I did the same as Galadriel and blanched and froze chard, a la the grocery bricks of spinach. We tried some with pasta last week; it was a little softer than fresh, but it still tasted good and was so easy to use. I also expanded my pesto repertoire.
3 years ago
My Permies and Kickstarter addresses were different too, and I can't see the forum. I do read the emails but not always right away and didn't catch this until now.

I doubt I belong in an inner circle, but it's a bummer to lose privileges for this kind of glitch.

I suppose the good news is that more than 444 people were on both lists.