These were the first veggies I got from our garden a few weeks ago … yeah I’m a bit behind.
Garden update - Day 101 (about time too!)
Summer was a little late to start but we had an amazing August, now the trees are turning, the fresh fall air is coming through and my garden seems to think it’s mid July! I’m sure I’ve got another month of beautifully fresh salads and veggies, then I’ll try my hand at some winter crops. Biggest accomplishment this season are the tomatoes I grew from seed, every single one survived and flourished in a garden that hardly gets any sun… so strange.
1 - Garden, small but full =)
2 - Baby french Leeks (from seed, sown in garden)
3 - Red and white salad Scallions (from seed, sown in garden)
4 - Parsley (gone crazy again this year, will probably last through the winter) & Baby Leeks / Red salad lettuce (all from seed, sown in garden)
5 - Cheery tomatoes, crawling across garden (bought as a seedling at the market)
6 - Basil / Heirloom cherry tomatoes (from seed, started indoors)
7 - Heirloom tomatoes, several varieties (from seed, started indoors)
8 - All my tomatoes started from seed indoors, cannot believe they survived!
Hand stamped bamboo garden markers
I’ve been waiting to make these for ages, I bought the stamps online and our Postal system went on strike the next day, go figure. They finally arrived this week so I went stamp crazy and made some for the neighboring gardens too.
PS - I’m aware it’s tomatoes with an E, but in the name of space you have to make some compromises =)
Garden Update - Day 46
British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food
I just read an article about a similar situation in Michigan not 3 days ago and thought smugly to myself this would NEVER fly where I live. How sobering and sad when you try to better your community and planet.
Dirk’s article that he wrote is here. But basically, his neighbors don’t like the pile of manure/compost.
Few more shots of our balcony herbs.
Garden Update - Day 12
Seedlings dying for sun. Ha…ha?
It’s been 5 weeks since I planted these little guys. Out of 32 pots only 15 sprouted anything and of those 15 about 10 are doing well. We’ve had maybe a week of total sunshine out of the last 5, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the results. I haven’t weaned them yet so I’m expecting more plant deaths when I move them outside.
The seeds are sown!
The seeds are sown and in their mini greenhouse, just in time for the forecasted week of torrential rain, ugh. They are sitting on my bedroom window with a reading lamp pointed at them in hopes they will believe it to be sun. Year 3 of gardening, can you believe it? I’m starting more things from seed this year, notably tomatoes and peppers, along with a few new items.
- Heirloom red & yellow pear tomatoes
- Organic Sweetie tomatoes*
- Organic Brandywine tomatoes*
- Organic California Wonder Peppers (sweet)*
- French baby Leeks (cute!!)*
- Organic sweet Basil
- Organic curly Parsley
Start outdoors (late May when it’s warm enough)
- Baby Romaine lettuce
- Alpine Strawberries (Mignonette)*
- Organic red Lettuce
- Dukat Leafy Dill*
- French baby carrots (also cute!!)
- Red and white Scallions*
*first time growing
What is everyone else growing this year!? Ohhhh Summer is so close!