Friday, May 11, 2012
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
|Newly emerged broccoli|
Monday, March 19, 2012
Even though the overwintering crowd has started to bolt toward the barn doors, they remain plentiful and tasty.
The Brussels Sprouts are popping open in small explosive blooms, spurring me to pick clean a few of the plants. Nature works, though. I didn't get them all. Some had bolted entirely, some I just missed. These would bloom if left to their own devices, and may still, though it will be from the compost bin.
One cabbage came indoors, the last remains in the field, its seemingly chaotic splatter of long-packed-together leaves reaching in every direction. The chard is putting on new growth, the kale stretches skyward and the rest of the garden residents are trying to remain unseen as they edge toward the doors.
Spring is near, though it is under a cover of frost this morning.
|Leeks, sprouts, spinach and chard await the pizza stone.|
The sauce is from our canned summer stores.
|We still have squash in the larder. This pint is being|
dried to satisfy work snack cravings.
(Go see what else is bolting at Daphne's Harvest Monday site).
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Spring is amazing. I suppose that goes without saying, but here I go. The longer days and nudges toward warmer temperatures have brought new growth all over the garden. The Purple Sprouting Broccoli looks noticeably more lush. The peas I put in the ground on the 5th of February are poking out of the ground. And the remains of winter Brussels and cabbages are starting to open in preparation for active bolting. Our kale is also preparing to go. We have some time, but the end is approaching.
|A beet in the hand.. also worth two birds in the bush?|
|The brassica dreams of seeds|
|Spaghetti for dinner. Just add red sauce.|
|Only a couple more to go.|
|A lunch buddy for days|
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
|3/4" soil blocks - 160 total|
- Mascara Lettuce (x20); Territorial Seed
- Drunken Woman Fizzy Head (x20); Territorial Seed
- Marshall Lettuce (x20);
- Italienischer Lettuce (x20);
- Valmaine Lettuce (x20)
- Fiesta Hybrid Broccoli (x20) (Pelleted)
- Broccoli Sampler from Cedar Grove Nursery (x20) (Not sure the exact variety)
- Blank, for now.
Monday, February 6, 2012
This post is part of the Harvest Monday collection over at Daphne's Dandelions. Head on over to see what is left of other people's winter gardens.
|From a Brussels' point of view|
|Cabbage and Brussels on the block for the wok|
We've been experiencing a full-on spring weekend. The sun was bright, non-shady areas warm. We planted the first round of peas in response. It isn't terribly early. They normally go in around Presidents day.
What went in:
Alderman (west, bear row)