Wednesday, May 27, 2009

  • Harvested enough peas for a picnic and some left over...four squares worth are producing (my first two plantings) and I should harvest the third planting in a day or so
  • The first nastritum opened a day or two ago. I don't think there are even any more buds, but it is a striking orange flower. It puts the marigolds I just planted to shame.
  • Harvested my last spinach planting. It is enough for a very small side salad for me and Ryan. So delicious though. But I'd need three or four squares producing at once for a decent size dinner salad or any kind of main dish spinach salad.
  • The beans have blossoms on today. I planted another square a day or so ago.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Put in tomatoes and corn. Harvested spinach--only a handful, but it was delicious. 

Bought and applied a slow release fertilizer. 

Put in first square of beans a few days ago.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Status report

  • first batch of peas and spinach are finally poking up--hopefully the four days of cold rain won't hurt them any
  • my started seedlings put out some of their first true leaves this week

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peas and Spinach

I got a new list of dates to plant by. This one from the seed company down the street and they say peas and spinach can go in Feb. 1. Since the weather has been so warm and sunny, and I've been itching to plant anyway, I put them in today. Ian planted a square and Molly planted a square of peas and they both helped put in the spinach.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I moved a bunch of daffodils yesterday and they're not dead yet.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Green Tomatoes and Peas

We had fried green tomatoes for lunch on Tuesday (Nov. 18). I think that the reason they are common in the South is that the tomatoes are still growing. I picked them because the weather was getting cold enough the vines were, finally, starting to wilt. There were a bunch of tiny tomatoes not worth slicing and lots of blooms too.

On the same day I also picked the first three pea pods from the fall bunch. They were very good, although the peas were kind of tiny. They were all sweet and delicious. They seem to have survived the cold a little better, but it got really cold later in the week and I haven't checked on them again. I would absolutely love it if we could get a fall crop of peas.

So, this week I also got my first seed catalog for next years garden, I'm not sure how they timed it to show up on exactly the day that the rest of my garden wilted from cold.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Unbelievably, my tomato plants still have blossoms and green tomatoes. Gardening in the south is crazy. I put in another batch of peas (not Territorial) at the beginning of October (I think). I didn't get really good germination only about 4 of 12, but there are blossoms on the plants that grew. So, maybe we'll enjoy some winter peas.