May 25, 2013

At the Allium Café...

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... it's allium time again.

30 comments:

Hagar said...

The calorie counting that the Professor posted about a while back. Wasn't that sort of what Schechter vs. US was about?

Hagar said...

The calorie counting that the Professor posted about a while back. Wasn't that sort of what Schechter vs. US was about?

Phil 3:14 said...

Onion

Phil 3:14 said...

Glass onion

Chip Ahoy said...

I love onions

edutcher said...

Very pretty.

The paucity of posts was worth it.

I also think Madame La Professeur needs some time in the sun.

Hopefully, warm sun.

Chip Ahoy said...

Say you're an Air Force brat and you're talking to your mates, and your mates are deaf, and you're living in Japan and you need words for Japanese cities but there aren't any in asl and you're sick of spelling them.

It could happen.

This guy shows how to say them, but they're only so good in limited situation.

rhhardin said...

Flower-free backyard on the verge of needing a light top-levelling scything.

This year is a longer grass experiment, in an attempt to eliminate clipping removal from the operation. Clippings disappear into the lawn, is the theory.

A side-effect is no dandelions.

kimsch said...

Mine aren't blooming yet and I'm south...

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Fred Drinkwater said...

I can grow all the onions and garlic I want on my deck. Chives, too, of course. Tarragon is easy, as are various thymes and oreganos and parsleys.
So why can't I grow basil? Is it divine punishment for some sin (sins, more likely) I have not done penance for?
Just tell me. I need to know. I'm suffering, here.

Big Mike said...

My wife allium, but I've never cared for their big round flowers.

Big Mike said...

My wife loves allium. Fixed it.

CEO-MMP said...

I've never had any luck with the basil either. I assume it's soil related but never bothered to investigate.

Palladian said...

Do you serve an allium tisane at this café?

Chip Ahoy said...

I almost didn't publish this because I don't like it. It's not funny. Lois Lerner, the lifeforms are known for being stupid and they get lower and lower.

I threw it away. But then this morning I thought even if it's not funny it's my duty to pile on.

CEO-MMP said...

an allium tisane

That sounds...not so good.

Chip Ahoy said...

Have you tried basil from seed?

In my Aerogardens, it is always basil that sprouts first, in all its forms. It is my favorite herb for its ease. Once it bolts the plant is doomed, and they usually bolt rather quickly. You can forestall the plant's imminent death by pinching off the flowers, then it is a matter of pinch pinch pinch, all the time pinch, constant pinching so that finally at length you go, "Die already," and make pesto.

rhhardin said...

Flowers et al.

rhhardin said...

Flags by bicycle (video, reduce your page size)

Meade said...

Fred Drinkwater said...
"So why can't I grow basil?"

Growing basil in containers checklist:
Large container with perfect drainage
Potting "mix" not potting "soil"
Full sun
Water daily
Fertilize freely with Osmocote or Miracle Gro

Meade said...

Also, study Chip Ahoy (above) -- check.

wyo sis said...

I just think they're pretty. Had no idea they're onions.

Meade said...

All onions are allium but not all allium are onions.

n said...

Allium Alley

Fred Drinkwater said...

I am now inspired to grow more basil. I think the main thing I was doing wrong was not pinching aggressively enough, as Chip Ahoy noted.

Fred Drinkwater said...

I never have too much basil, but I frequently have too much tarragon. I eventually go into a frenzy of bernaise-making and salmon-cooking, until I enter a Omega-3 oil induced coma.
I'm so stupid. My baby sister is the herb gardener at a local top-end restaurant, and a certified Master Gardener. But I never asked her about my basil. Sigh.
Shameless plug: She runs Garnish Garden (garnishgarden.net)

Fred Drinkwater said...

I am now inspired to grow more basil. I think the main thing I was doing wrong was not pinching aggressively enough, as Chip Ahoy noted.

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