The nearby school garden where we planted our extra tomatoes (we added 8 more tomato plants a few days later, so now there are 13 tomato plants over there!) has some old kale that went to seed.Continue reading “Saving Kale Seeds”
After very disappointing, but enlightening (no pun intended), sun-study results in the vegetable garden beds, the next sun study I did was in the front yard. And this time I got much more favorable results.Continue reading “Sun Study: Part 2”
See Week 13: here
The tomatoes are really starting to take off!
And I have a couple small zinnias:
The garden has been growing so slowly with so little sun this year. This is the first week that I really feel a little hope. Here’s where the garden started: week 1
I grew everything in this garden from seed – I’m endlessly amazed at what grows out of a teeny tiny seed.
Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison is the next book on my summer reading list.Continue reading “Book Review: Vegetable Literacy”
The next plant in our yard that needs a name is this large evergreen right by the kitchen door.
I was pretty sure it was a yew, but wasn’t entirely positive.Continue reading “Foliage Friday: Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’”
When I visited Nate a couple weekends ago, I got a chance to see his forest first-hand. Some of the trees had died, but some were actually doing quite well!
This birch (er…actually red alder? we think?) is doing really well! (See the previous post for comparison.)Continue reading “An Update on Nate’s Forest”
When I was in Maryland, we took a trip to Mount Vernon – the estate and gardens of President George Washington.Continue reading “George Washington: Innovative Gardener (A Visit To Mount Vernon)”
See Week 12: here
It’s week 13…things are coming along sloooowly….
I have basically given up on having any squash this year. I’ll be sure to find a sunnier spot next year.
But some of the zinnias are about to bloom.
The blue lake pole beans are outgrowing their trellis and have chosen their own trellis systems…
Also, if you look closely…. a couple of my cherry tomato plants have small fruit!
I might get a tomato out of this garden afterall!
Plus the potato seems to be doing really well…I almost worry I chose a too small pot for it…
Too many tomato plants? No such thing. But I started a lot of tomato seeds, and we’ve run out of places to put them in our yard.
Here are a smattering of the plants we still have leftover on the back porch:Continue reading “Too Many Tomato Plants”
As I was picking plums in the backyard, I noticed a nearby plant that was covered in bees.
It’s comfrey! A miracle weed! Who knew we had comfrey growing in our backyard?!Continue reading “Foliage Friday: Comfrey!”