the magical reappearing garden

Ok, it wasn’t actually very magical at all – as my sore muscles will attest.  But it has (finally) reappeared – got a late start this year since I was away for most of May, but I’m making up for that by planting an even crazier amount of veggies than last year. Before During After…

2013 Harvest Counter

STRAWBERRIES BEETS LETTUCE (HEADS) SNAP PEAS SPINACH (LEAVES) BROCCOLI (HEADS) PEPPERS ZUCCHINI CUCUMBER LEMON CUCUMBER 40 10 6 32 60 3 5 2 1 2 TOMATOES SUN GOLD CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHERRY ITALIAN ICE CHERRY ZEBRA CHERRY JAUNE FLAMÉE CHEROKEE PURPLE PURPLE RUSSIAN BLACK KRIM RAINBOW PINK CASPIAN YELLOW BRANDYWINE . 202 79 96 22 20…

the magical disappearing garden

The interesting thing about a container garden in a parking lot is that it can be completely disappeared in a chilly afternoon. It looks a bit sad, but at the same time this means the commencement of winter gardening, which is exciting because this year I have a greenhouse window (actually 2!) to experiment with….

the fall garden

Sometimes I think the garden is the coolest in the fall, despite that (or probably because) it becomes desperate and unseemly in its last ditch efforts to survive and reproduce.  The tomato plants have lost most of their leaves, and those that are left are lacy, yellow, and barely hanging on. But there are still…

harvests of late summer

Though you wouldn’t know if from how much I’ve posted about the garden in the last 2 months, it’s done pretty well since the move. I have managed to take some pics as I’ve been harvesting this summer & fall, so here is an assortment to capture a bit of the bounty of the last…

my zucchini has 99 problems…

…but a female flower ain’t one. In order to make a zucchini, the zucchini plant makes male flowers (left) and female flowers with baby zucchinis attached (right). The flowers need to get their stuff mixed up (i.e. they need to be pollinated) in order for the baby zucchini to keep growing.  I’ve only had a…

zebras, sun gold, chocolate, and italian ice

tomatopalooza!  tomatonucopia!  tomatomania! I tried to count the tomatoes growing in the garden right now, and lost count after about one jillion four hundred thirty-three bazillion five hundred sixty-two.   Purple Russians ripening. Italian Ice!  They were advertised as white, but came out a very light yellow.  They’re super hard to see though – this…

the growing, the wilting, and the ugly

After a whirlwind HOT, sunny, and dry weekend in Cape Cod, I came home to a crying mess of a garden.  Two days in the full sun with no water was just a bit too much to hope for them to handle with grace.  These days, I don’t even pause on my way into the…