Thursday, July 19, 2012
So the heatwave is finally over! We had another week of 90* temps (on the coast!) and incredible humidity.
But the garden likes it.
The green beans have been so prolific I can barely keep up. And the zucchini plants have hit their peak, where if you don't pick them when they're perfect and tiny, then they triple in size overnight.
The gladiolus are going nuts. I've cut about seven and they are just beginning. They bloom in succession by color. Every one so far has been a rich orangey red and the ones budding up now look pink.
Posted by Robin at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This garlic came from a friend of my mom's and is supposedly a Sicilian heirloom. Whatever it is, it smells so sweet and perfumey and unlike the potent stink of grocery store garlic.
Posted by Robin at 2:42 PM
Monday, July 9, 2012
I guess I've done alright so far, with several small harvests and lots of cut flowers, considering it's still early July. But it's been hot and the season seems two weeks ahead so I'm looking at the beds and the ambitious hobbyist in me thinks I can rip out all the weeds and spent plants, and replace them all with a new blanket of carrot seed, potatoes, and squash. Alas, the busy young mother in me knows I'll be lucky if I can get the place weed-whacked and hope that my red chipolinis don't get COMPLETELY choked out!
Champagne problems. Look at my pretty snaps!
Posted by Robin at 1:54 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I've made 2 garden meals so far this season. The first was heavy on the salad greens with a warm baby Yukon potato salad. The second was egg topped grilled pizzas! Hard to beat. My cornmeal pizza dough topped with garden peas, a baby zucchini, herbs, and store bought leeks. The eggs of course were from my uncle's Rhode Island Reds next door. I'm so spoiled.
Posted by Robin at 7:43 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Well they can wait no more, the poor little buggers are cramped. I was able to get to about 32 of them yesterday: all San Marzano and Cherokee Purple. Hopefully I'll get the rest done today or tomorrow. Since I only have a few grow lights (and my house has nearly no direct sunlight) I'll be moving a couple of flats to my mom's house, which has big south facing windows. Hopefully the tomatoes thrive like the zukes.
I'm planning to start setting everything out in about 3 weeks. All garden growth seems about 3 weeks ahead of schedule this year so I think that will be safe.