Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sturdy Low Tunnels for Raised Beds, Part 2

You will recall from "Sturdy Low Tunnels for Raised Beds, Part 1" that we've been growing a lot of greens post-frost. We have also been eating a lot too...the endgame! Here's an example of a simple recipe:

Easy Greens:

  • Lots of greens, chopped coarsely
  • Olive Oil, to saute
  • Garlic (2 cloves, chopped finely)
  • Chilies in adobe sauce (3 chilies, chopped finely)
  • 1 T Sesame seeds, toasted. 
  • 1 tsp. Poppy seeds, toasted.
Here's what we did, give or take:

Check each leaf for cabbage-white butterfly caterpillars:

De-rib the leaves, compost the ribs and stems, chop coarsely in a bowl using kitchen scissors:

Saute garlic and chilies in olive oil:

Add the greens, mix with the above and saute until desired (we saute at 5-8 minutes):

Near the end of sauteing, add the sesame seeds and poppy seeds:

Serve with bread of choice and garnish with cilantro (since we have a ton anyway!):

Gotta love gardening and greens!


  1. Ah. Really nice. I'm jealous. I really appreciate the construction details followed with the recipe for the harvest. It's not even 9am here yet and you're making me hungry. Thanks. -hal


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