Garden Report June 22, 2011

I dosed the garden with some extremely stinky organic fish fertilizer three weeks ago. I think the plants have enjoyed it! Everything is lush and green. I’m enjoying it before the bad beetles invade!! Of course, I’m behind on weeding, so that’s the priority for tomorrow.

garden 6.22

sunflowers and corn […]

Garden Report June 9, 2011

It’s June 9th, and the garden is filling out!

sunflowers and corn 6.9

beans 6.9.11

flowers and peppers 6.9

tomatoes 6.9

cucumbers 6.9

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Vegetable Garden Evolution 6.4.11

Almost everything is planted – finally! Still need to seed the runner beans and a bag of mixed nasturtium seeds I’ve collected over the years.

garden planted 6-4

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On the Hunt…for Asparagus

asparagus shoot

fresh cut asparagus

The first day of hunting season, I woke early to get a jump on my prey. I climbed out of bed, put on some ratty clothes, and headed out to the fields. Fortunately it was a warm spring day.

I was armed only with a canning […]

Vegetable Garden Evolution – 4.8.11

Here we go! We are long overdue, but we’re going to do it — we’re going to get the garden in shape!

The below picture is actually from last year. It’s been really rainy of late, and we haven’t been able to get any good pictures. The garden actually looks worse now — it is […]