February 26, 2012

Sunny days

These oats were grown as a cover crop. All planted at the same time, but some more shaded. What a difference a little sun makes:

February 25, 2012


I went to one of the world's nicest spas...and spent my time touring their gardens, learning about composting, and swapping tips about cover crops.

(Just HAD to take a picture of the people who couldn't be bothered to dress themselves before coming.)

February 22, 2012



February 14, 2012


No sooner had we packaged up hundreds of extra seeds to distribute to others did I hit the internet and order more.

Soon arriving in my mailbox from rareseeds.com:

  • Dragon's Egg Cucumber
  • Green Doctors Tomato
  • Black Cherry Tomato
  • Golden Midget Watermelon
  • Orange Flesh Tendersweet
  • Jack Be Little Pumpkin
  • Chioggia (Bassano) Beet
  • Cockscomb - Dwarf Coral Garden Mix
  • Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber
  • Mountain Princess
  • Tess's Land Race Currant
  • Snow White
  • Dr. Carolyn
  • Chinese Red Noodle Bean
  • Romanesco Italia Broccoli
Time to build some more raised beds!

February 13, 2012

February 9, 2012


Brussel sprouts (child's request. Gross.)
Mesclun mix
Red onion
Lilac hybrid peppers
Snap peas

I have a dream this year that I'm going to build a trellis that allows peas, etc to grow from my raised beds up to the bottom of my deck. If it works, it will provide a nice screen to hide all the crap I store under the deck. Going to work more on growing up this year, as there's not much more sun to be had in my yard and we're running out of space to grow out. Then again, I did just get a new chainsaw, and some of those trees are looking past their prime...