I have been attempting to grow ginger from store bought roots for around 2 years, but have failed miserably at getting then to sprout buds. This post winter I had my best attempt, but then it shriveled up to another failure. This morning I peeked over at my newest attempt and found this monster! I can't wait to get it in some soil today!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
|Just look how cute this turnip looks!|
|Squash, gold zucchini and cherry tomatoes|
|Last head of Michilini cabbage|
|More zucchini, cucumbers and zucchini blossoms|
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
|Black Krim tomato|
|Strawberries. (Our small strawberry patch needs an overhaul and I just haven't had|
time to do it, so this small container should yield enough for the kids for now.)
|Container pickling cukes, and in front of that the seedlings I have had on hold.|
|Salad mix after a big cut down (I generally don't grow salad greens, but after seeing everyone else's harvest and all the salads, I got jealous.).|
|Juliet Tomato (small grape)|
|My mini patch of bulb onions (red and yellow)|
|Butternut Squash (Again, something I usually don't grow, but envy made me do it!).|
|Bush Bean Filet (http://www.botanicalinterests.com/products/view/0228/Bean-Bush-French-Filet-Seeds/srch:bean)|
|Water Spinach and Ram Ram in container|
|More Ram Ram|
|Gold Zucchini (http://www.botanicalinterests.com/products/view/0248/Squash-Summer-Max-s-Gold-Zucchini-Seeds/srch:gold%20zucchini)|
|Holey Cabbage and dill|
|A closer look shows my tiny Bittermelon plants. Third planting for these guys, the transplants|
did not take to the garden bed well, lesson learned.
|Another experiment for the year, artichoke. Poor little thing, our dog seems to think it was ok to step on it.|
|Edible Chrysanthemum sprouts|
|Chinese Okra (Luffa).|
Bok Choy in container. All the bok choy we planted in ground was
munched on by some critter. I replanted more, I swear!
Monday, May 20, 2013
So here is what is in the garden:
Super sweet 100 tomatoes
Sorrel (they are mad for it)
3 types of eggplant
Bittermelon (ok, this is for me)
Thai Peppers (me again)
(I'm sure there are more, but I can't remember right now. I'll get photos tomorrow and we can see what is actually out there!)
So I sort of got a crazy wild idea in December... to celebrate 2013, I would run 2013 miles this year. How insane is that? It didn't seem crazy when I said it out loud. But five months into this challenge and it seems a little nutty. Anyway, I'm plugging along on that endeavor. You can follow along by clicking the widget on the right. I promised myself that when I get to the halfway mark I would treat myself to something from Lululemon (a brand of clothing I consider way over priced but so pretty). How many miles a day is that you ask? It is 5.53 miles a day, every day. EVERY DAY. 38.71 miles a week. Approx. 167.75 miles a month. Gack.
So, what have you been up to? What do you think I should be growing in the garden?
Friday, November 16, 2012
I'm really not sure where the time goes. But I always mean to post what is coming out of the garden. It just never happens some how.
Yesterday my mom picked 2 beautiful green bell peppers and 2 eggplant for the green curry we had for dinner. And today when I went looking around I came in with 2 Beets, a basket full of super sweet 100 tomatoes and a couple of patio tomatoes, 3 immature zucchini and a lone strawberry.
Lately the garden has been the pepper zone. All peppers all the time. Sounds like I need to do some pepper experimenting!
We are waiting for peas to get taller, fava beans, more beets, and some greens. I don't think our arugula or lettuces are going to grow well with hungry bunny rabbits and birds outside. But I can always try again I guess.
Well, now that those beautiful beets have been picked, looks like I have to figure out what to do with them! Happy gardening :)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Oh snap. She is a darn amazing woman! I came out of the garden on Friday with a monster zucchini (really, who hasnt at some point or another?) I really didn't feel like baking a stuffed zucchini today. Plus I have been hearing all about zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, chocolate zucchini bread, etc.
A quick site search and bam! got my project for the day (nope, not cleaning, running, gardening or anything else that needed to get done). Let's face it, who doesn't want an excuse to eat some chocolate muffins? Annie's Granny has a recipe for zucchini fudge cake that I have been meaning to try out for a while. But I didn't want a whole cake, and muffins are just easier to divide up and give away to friends.
Ok, into the kitchen! I followed the recipe (go figure) and baked the muffins for 20 minutes (closely monitored by my sous chef). Barely managed to allow them to cool before cracking one open. Delicious! Didn't even need the frosting. Just the cake/muffin was sweet enough for me. (and obviously the middle.child as well as he inhaled one quickly). The question is, will any make it to my running group today?
Happy gardening all! Now go eat your zucchini!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Holy bells and whistles. It is hot out. Our estimated temperature for yesterday was supposed to be 93, and the hubs kept getting texts from the office notifying him of ever increasing temps. At the peak yesterday it was 103. Today we reached 104. What happened????
I did go for an extremely short and hot run after dropping the boys off at their schools yesterday, I did 2 miles and I was so glad to be done. Today I gladly gave up my alone time yo the hubs so he could play basketball, it was 96 degrees at 930!
I managed to sneak outside this morning to check on the plants. Last night the fava bean seedlings were flopped over and the mint looked like someone had tried to dehydrate them in the pot. The mint rebounded, but the favas might be a goner....
I also found an abandoned zucchini on the plant. Oops!
I didn't realize I lived in an oven. Gasp!