Tag: Gardening

  • Zucchini!! The first of the Summer Harvest

    I was a little bummed about the garden this week. Due to the cold temperatures I had to remove the cucumber and basil plants. They really need the hotter temperatures to thrive. However, that was before I looked at my zucchini plant. I have three baby zucchinis and one whopping big one which I harvested…

  • Carrie’s Food Less Lawn Project and Homegrown Artichoke Risotto

    I recently visited Carrie from Read Between the Limes to see first hand the incredible transformation of her front lawn. She lives on a corner lot in an older neighborhood which means she has a huge amount of front yard space to play with. The first time I saw her place she was still in…

  • Spring Harvest

    The temperatures continue to stay at record lows and the normally hot and dry central California has been feeling more like Portland, Oregon. While this means I’m going to have to wait to enjoy my summer tomatoes and peppers there is a silver lining and that is an extended season of lettuce, peas, and spinach.…

  • Ugh Slugs

  • Garlic Harvest

    Wow, what a difference a month makes. I finished my second harvest of garlic and shallots last weekend. This crop was called Brown Tempest. The produced huge heads of purple striped bulbs. Once they were harvested they were rinsed off, roots cut off, laid out to dry in the sun for a few days, and…

  • Garden Tour

    This was a spur of the moment video we made with the Iphone video feature. The yard is a little messy but I thought it would be fun to show off what’s growing in the garden this season.

  • Sage Flowers

    This is a first, my sage is actually blooming. It has these long stems with multiple purple flowers.

  • Viola

    I found an old package of Viola seeds a few months back. I didn’t think they were viable so I just threw the seeds in a pot and forgot about it. I was pleasantly surprised when this little plant showed up. I love the periwinkle color.