Archive for the 'Garden' Category

Teenage Tomatoes

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Here’s what’s happening in my own garden. The front bed looks nice, although I should weed it, and the squirrels have so far eaten every squash. (But, mysteriously, have not decimated the apricots, as is their wont.) I have a couple pimientos de Padrón: The Stupice tomato is looking good, although pruning the suckers has […]

More baby pictures

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I picked my first tomato yesterday! And ate it in a salad. It was delicious. They don’t call them Early Girl for nothing. And while I was out hand-watering my little basil and parsley plants, I saw that my runner beans had sprouted. Since I’m sure you’re at the edge of your seat wondering, the […]

The shoemaker’s children

Monday, May 25th, 2009

After working hard at Veggielution yesterday, I decided to do some long-overdue work in my own garden. It’s always more fun to work with other people instead of alone, so I’ve been really lax at weeding, especially. It’s also always more fun to plant than it is to weed. I’ve been gardening for 20 years, […]

Ample Harvest

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

In the spirit of Neighborhood Fruit, about which I posted earlier, comes Ample Harvest, aiming to be a centralized database of hunger relief organizations that will accept donations of backyard produce. It must be pretty new (I read about it this morning at Wasted Food) as nothing at all is listed for my zip code. […]


Friday, May 15th, 2009

I pulled up my pea plants today. There were a very few flat pods and even some little flowers, but they were basically done. It’s supposed to get above 90 this weekend, so I didn’t think there was any point in leaving them in the ground. And then I noticed that my yellow cauliflower was […]

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