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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!


I harvested Beets today and they are fabulous! I'm loving the stripes they have, can't wait to try them in my salad with goat cheese! I also planted Romaine and Red Leaf lettuce. AND...my white potatoes from last year have decided that NOW is the time to replant themselves. I'm hoping they grow this time..since it was their own decision to grow again!! Happy Halloween!!!I

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Herb Pile!

Tarragon in it's natural state! Who knew! I had such a good time pruning and weeding the herb garden at FCG the other day! It was so interesting to see the herbs in their natural environment! Tarragon is one of my favorites, seems like I could grow this one at home unlike the epic fail of the cilantro that keeps happening! St John's wart looks just like a weed, thank goodness someone had the good sense to put a sign up. Lemongrass, mint, lemon tea tree, rosemary, oregano, and so many more that I didn't know. Can't wait to help with the signs, figure out what is what and try some new herbs cooking at home!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Butterfly Bush

The Butterfly Bush or Buddleja was blooming out of control at my in-laws in North Carolina. Couldn't wait to get out there every morning and take some photos! The mosquitoes were out too, didn't love all the bites but I do love these pix I took!

Corn down..Beets OK!!

My corn didn't do very well at all but the beets are awesome! I think they are just about ready for harvest! My husband doesn't like beets but I told him I was going to boil them, then cut and pan fry with garlic and olive oil and add them to a baby greens salad with goat cheese, he was willing to try it! I planted strawberries and more corn as well, keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red Corn???

The ends of my corn are looking a little red...I have no idea why! I looked it up online and it said that it was fine and I had to check the actual ear to see if it was ready. None of the other corn in our community has a red look to it...sigh. I'm hoping that it will be fine. I will show you an ear when I pick one to test!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Potato Death...sigh...

The potatoes have died, it was a sad day. I didn't want to pull them from the ground but I did. I found a couple small potatoes that had grown and I have taken them home to cook. I replanted with dill, onions and cucumbers. Next time, I will plat them when it's warmer, I think it was too cold and then too hot...sigh...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Squash!!

Summer, Crook Neck or Yellow squash...no matter what you call it, it's grown and was my first harvest yesterday! I got two and I'm super excited. I found out that my leaves have mold and the cure you ask for said mold...1 part milk and 9 parts water, spray and wait. I'm going to try this trick next time and see what happens. Nobody wants moldy squash. Dinner tonight, fresh squash!!