Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just Eat It.

It turns out the flowers on bolted greens are quite delicious.  My dog seems to know this already.
I took an herb class last night, and tried all sorts of tasty things that often get overlooked in the garden.  

Mizuna blossoms were my favorite, and I tried some kale flowers just now (above).  Do you have anything going to seed out in your garden?  Pinch off some blooms and see how they taste....at the very least they make a gorgeous addition to a green salad.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The gardening season is off to a great start.  As mentioned months ago in my last blog post, we have a community plot added to the mix this year!! YEAH!  Our plot is 10x20, and we put in 4 raised beds, topped them off with compost, and threw in some fencing to (hopefully) keep the deer out.  Here are some photos of the progress:

The garden holds greens, herbs, and broccoli seedlings to date.  
I hope to put the tomatoes in soon.....

Update on the home garden coming next.  I am going to try REALLY hard to journal the garden season again, it is always so much fun to see what you all are up to, and to have the garden season documented for reference.  So.........What  are you all up to in your gardens?  We are eating asparagus, herbs, and greens from ours.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I spent yesterday evening doing the seed orders, and today we went for a short drive to the location of my community garden plot.  That will be fantastic addition to what have growing here on the home front.  Being the worrisome, neurotic person that I am there are about 30 random thoughts going through my head (well, concerns really) about how this community garden thing will get from where it is now to where we have harvestable vegetables growing.   It will be an adventure for all involved, one I am looking forward to recording here on the blog.  Seed list coming soon- keep warm and have a peaceful, healthy, fulfilling 2013.