Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Big Dog Tiny Car

Kinda hard to see, but the dog was Hooch HUGE!  You can click on the photo for a bigger view.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Everything is big and bushy in the garden.  I've managed to stay on top of the cabbage looper invasion and harvested lots of broccoli greens today for Mao Mao and I.  The cherry tomato plants are full of blossoms and a few fruits and my Cherokee Purple is flowering.  The shuyo cucumber has several 5" long fruits on it but they are about as thick as a pencil at this point.  The beans are just beginning to produce and look like they could be a prolific variety.  I threw a few more carrot seeds into the ground in the bare spots despite the unfavorable moon planting conditions.

The harvest today was surprisingly bountiful: garlic, kale, broccoli greens, carrots, purple onions, beans, and peas.  I enjoyed most of it for lunch.  Ahh, the sweet rewards of my gardening efforts!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Presby Memorial Iris Garden #7

I will be hitting the plot this weekend to assess the bug situation and possibly to plant some insect repelling herbs.  If I have to take out the broccoli, I might plant some zinnias in its place.  They have always been one of my favorite blooms; I'm a sucker for saturated hues.

Without further ado, here is the final installment of the Presby Memorial Iris Garden series!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Presby Memorial Iris Garden #6

It has been a few days since I've visited my own garden.  We have been having a nice mix of both rain and sun, so everything should be doing fine unless there has been another pest outbreak.  I looked up the worm that ate all my lettuce and it seems I have been a victim of cabbage loopers.  Hopefully they haven't found the broccoli!