2011 Garden Wars: The compost pile, week 3

Just like a volunteer tomato plant growing from the cast off remains of its predecessors, so continues the work of those eliminated from Garden Wars. This week we’ve got wonderful submissions from Jason Guard and a chance for you, citizens, to participate. Jason Guard Three overgrown herbs in my garden threatened some of my other […]

Just like a volunteer tomato plant growing from the cast off remains of its predecessors, so continues the work of those eliminated from Garden Wars. This week we’ve got wonderful submissions from Jason Guard and a chance for you, citizens, to participate.

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Jason Guard

Three overgrown herbs in my garden threatened some of my other plants, in direct violation of the Garden Wars treaty. From left to right; oregano, bay leaf, and sage all received major prunage to keep the peace. Botanical crisis averted. Luckily, there’s still plenty of fresh foliage for any recipe I might dream up. To find out what happens with all of these herbaceous branches, tune into RVAfoodie.com.

Can you see the brussel’s sprouts on this plant? It’s not the most romantic creation story, and maybe it explains the flavor of these mini cabbages, but brussel’s sprouts are born in their mommy’s armpits. And that’s where they grow up until they’re ripe and twisted loose for someone’s supper. These have a ways to go, but can you see the little buggers? I prefer to half’em, briefly steam’em, and then caramelize’em on the grill with a tangy sauce.

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The Community Garden

Tired of seeing all these rich and famous internet-type celebrities going on and on about their gardens? Got a garden of your own that could kick those guys’s gardens’ asses? Well, here is your chance. Just upload a couple pics below and we’ll include them in next week’s Compost Pile.

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2 comments on 2011 Garden Wars: The compost pile, week 3

  1. Poor Jason! No comment love for you? I’m fascinated by the armpit analogy though. I’ve had brussel sprouts sliced thin on a mandeline, and then sauted in butter, you can skip the bacon that made it magical but you might like the crushed hazelnuts that were sprinkled on top. I need to get more adventurous in my herb plantings. Now that I have a sunnier spot out front, I may be adding a lot of stuff to a raised bed.

  2. Everybody’s got their tricks for making the sprouts edible. I put some thin slices on a white pizza (nestled in the sauce, under the mozzarella and it was the biggest hit at our pizza party. Be sure to try that folks.

    As for the contest, I don’t know about yall, but the foliage in those pics isn’t quite ready for the compost pile, in my humble opinion. In fact, I’ve got lots more to share, either hear or on my blog. I wanna see more and more garden pics and blog posts from Richmonders (and less toddler glamor shots). So, consider the gauntlet thrown down.

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