Saturday, January 26, 2013

Winter Garden Update


I can't bear to look inside, after several days of sub-freezing temperatures. Guess I should have doubled up, with row cover in addition to greenhouse covers.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Do in Review

All of the 2012 retrospective posts I've been seeing inspired me to take a look myself. Knowing the growth this garden is capable of gets me through the dreary winter! Granted, this was not the best year--summer hosted a plethora of problems, such a poor production, disease, and the rabbit plague. However, I'll never be without greens, and there's always next summer...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Garden Update

Look at these lovely greens! They may be growing slowly, but with these mostly new varieties, plus the old standbys of lettuce, kale, and arugula, I have enough to take some trimmings now and then, and they should explode with growth by March. (Fingers crossed no arctic blast is coming!)
Tokyo Bekana--a loose Chinese cabbage for salads or cooking
Slowly growing Brussels sprouts

tat soi--also good raw or cooked
Fava beans--blooming too early?
An assortment of pak choy, tat soi, and komatsuna (I think)
Turnips, plus some self-seeded mache in the corner

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day Harvest

In addition to this paltry cup of black eyed peas I stored in fall--all the rabbits let me have and soon to be consumed as Hoppin' Johns--we're eating fresh-picked kale (collards were planted too late, and green is green, y'all). I also plucked several leeks and cut some lettuce and parsley. I'm most excited about the assortment of Asian greens that will go in a noodle soup later this week--flowers and all. The tat soi seems to be prone to bolting, so it was a good opportunity to thin, but the pak choy and the rest are doing great in their greenhouses, with just a few pak choy and Chinese broccoli bolting. Photos to come when the Sun deigns to show its face and temps rise above 35!

Happy 2013!