Friday, July 29, 2011

The Finest Carrot in All the Land

This is the mess I lovingly refer to as "the garden." It's not as bad as it looks. Marigolds are in front, sunflowers and a cucumber are in back on the trellis. From left to right there are beets, carrots, chard, and beans. Interspersed are three tomato plants and a pepper plant. It's a little overwhelmingly green at this point and I wish I had planted some flowers earlier in the season.

I pulled the most beautiful carrot I've ever grown out of the ground today. It's 5.5" long, 1.25" wide, and a perfect shade of... carrot.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Amidst Heat Wave Garden Persists

Last week I harvested another bunch of swiss chard, 2 crystal apple cucumbers (that's what they're called!), a carrot, 5 beans, and a bunch of salad greens.

This week the garden practically turned to mush in the heat. After being away for the weekend and receiving little to no rainfall in the past week or so, the garden suffered. I arrived on Wednesday morning to a withered mass of green. Luckily a little hose work perked everything up except the poor mesclun mix. We are officially out of salad greens. Today I picked 4 beets, 2 carrots, and a mess of beet greens. There is still plenty of chard, carrots, beets, cucumbers in the making, and cherry tomatoes in the making.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Plot News and Let's add a cucumber to the mix...

The Jungle

12' Tall Sunflower

Salad Time (that's a little cucumber on the right)