Archives for June 2015

Soy Free Stir Fry, Bok Choy, Broccoli and Chicken; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

First harvest of the season! It's always so exciting to start reeping the rewards of all of you hard work all spring! My garden was going strong and then, overnight all of my brassicas started to wilt :(. I was so bummed, especially to see 3 heads of bok choy so wilted they had to be pulled. I figured out the cause (read about it here) and it was spreading so I decided to harvest the 6 heads of baby bok choy that were still looking perfect, then I had to decide how to use them. This was also a … [Read more...]

Why are my Collards, Broccoli, and Bok Choy (Brassicas) Wilting? How to Manage Cabbage Root Maggot

I had quite a bit of trouble trying to diagnose what was causing my collards, bok choy, and broccoli to wilt. There are a few different things that can cause it. My first thought were fungal pathogens. I've dealt with them before, primarily root rot with squash when I was living and gardening in Chicago.  I've never had root rot affect my brassicas though. Some more research made me thing that it was perhaps clubroot, which is common in brassicas (like collards, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, … [Read more...]