Monday, September 17, 2007

Weekend Recap

We worked outside a lot this weekend, even though it was very hot. We mowed and edged and mainly worked on the garden. We only levelled 2 more of the flagstones, making it a total of 4 now that are perfectly levelled and ready for mortar.

Here's the garden after we pulled up the spent tomato plants (leaving two tomatoes with fruit still on them: Mr Stripey and that wonderful variety, Juliet - it was the first to produce in May and is STILL going strong). Also out are the dried, spindly remains of the eggplant and cucumber vine. As sad as I am to see the bounty of summer go, and am so excited about the big patch of Arugula Anthony planted for me, as well as mesclun, broccoli, cauliflower, and red and green cabbages. (wish you were here to help me eat 'em, Mr Man!)



The flags and pinwheels are to keep the birds from eating our newly sprouted seeds. I cannot wait for these tasty greens! They are so easy to grow, and for a salad, just walk outside, pick a few fresh leaves, rinse them, and go! Always fresh, super healthy, and no bags in the landfill.



The soil is still to hot for our spinach and butter lettuces, so Anthony employed some child labor to start some seeds that will sprout indoors until we get some permanently cooler weather.




























Gardening is so hilarious!

7 comments:

get2eric said...

Nice hat!

mr man said...

mmmmmmm

veggie night at flrfler's. it always amplified our fun coming to your home for dinner and sharing in the bounty of your garden. It'll be a challenge here: the soil in our yard will require much amendment: it is very sandy and full of landscaping rocks too many people find attractive up here (what ever happened to accent?). I've already found a place that makes and will deliver compost, mulch and real stone (not just gravel). As soon as i get my $29 costco wheel-barrow together, i think i'll order some; then i'll get to work on the cold frames...

Emily said...

I love your fresh salads. I never knew salad greens could taste so good!

Colin in the hat is adorable, and I love when Anna laughs like that! Good to see them, if only in pics.

Laura said...

Just to make you feel better about your too-warm soil: we had a frost warning last night. And it was 35 yesterday morning when I took the dogs out when I got up. And my tomatoes just started ripening!! Summer if just WAY too short in DownEast Maine!

Michelle said...

I want to plant lettuces!!Is it the right time of year now? (Um...I'm in South Carolina, that may make a difference, I guess.)

I, too, find gardening totally funny.

Jennifer said...

Michelle, yeah, in your neck of the woods you should've planted a little earlier, but if you have some protected areas near the house, you may have success. You can also try again in the spring!

Library Lady said...

Juliet tomatoes ought to come with a warning label. They produce madly. Just about all of my larger tomatoes are gone, but the Juliets will probably keep going until the October frosts. Even the drought and my erratic watering doesn't seem to discourage them.

I'm glad to have them. But the plant keeps putting out more and more and more and I can't keep up with picking them!