Month: November 2010

Making Your Own Winter Squash Puree the Easy Way

This fall my community garden neighbor surprised me with one of his favorite vegetables: the banana squash. He proudly told me that this large cylindrical squash can grow up to 45 pounds. He also said that he uses the banana squash in place of pumpkin […]

Best Halloween Costume Ever

Clearly, I am not working hard enough on my Halloween costumes. Check out this guys amazing Tiki (functional) bar costume.

Wordless Wednesday Foxy

Using the Last of The Eggplant

The temperature dipped to 39 degrees last night. That means saying good-by to my remaining eggplants. This year I grew Black Beauty, Casper, and my new favorite the heirloom variety Rotonda Bianca Sfumata. The last three plants had at least ten eggplants on them. I […]

Fort Mason Community Garden

While exploring Fort Mason, I accidentally stumbled upon it’s gorgeous community garden. I felt like like Mary Lennox discovering the Secret Garden. Beyond the garden gate is a massive 7,000 square foot community garden in a park like setting. The numerous plots are surrounded by […]

Fall Flowers

I hoped everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep this morning. This Saturday I worked hard in the neglected backyard. Spent plants were removed and leeks,onions, garlic and violas were planted. I finally got around to turning the makeshift compost bin. I have been using […]

My List of Fall Vegetables

It’s finally fall and I’m a little behind with planting my crops. I had to say good-by to the tomatoes and squash months ago. However, the peppers, eggplant, and basil are still going strong. Which is why I haven’t had the heart to rip them […]

Succulent Flowers

Two of my succulents are in bloom. The yellow flowers are on one of the succulent plants I inherited from a friend of mine. The other is an older succulent of mine and it’s developed a long stalk with red florets.

Happy Birthday

Doug and Kaitlyn Two of my nephews had birthdays last month. My family has expanded even further since they were born. In the past four years my three sisters have also added two little girls and a little boy to the group. These photos are […]