Wednesday, November 7, 2012

August 26th Was My Last Garden Post~~~This is an Update~~

Even in the barren-ness of November,
Next years garden floats through my head.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mizuna


The Mother Of ALL Super Duper BeefSteak Tomatoes

The Mother Super Beefsteak Tomato

Nearly 4 inches wide the mother is the first in
this line of tomatoes

Under these tomatoes is a slice of bread
Just to put the size of the mother beefsteak
into
perspective

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Green Spider On a Yellow Sunflower



Weird Green Spider I Found On One of My Baby Sunflowers

Apples, Apples and More Apples





Apples Apples and More Apples Turned Into This:




Presto Chango.

And Yummo.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Pumpkin (and Squash and Gourd) Patch

This back forty part of the pumpkin
patch garden started when I
discovered, in my compost bin,
(An old metal garbage can that
I use for a compost pile if truth be told) a big
pile of growing sprouting pumpkin seeds.

Knowing that did not have the time or energy to individually
plant each any every one(there must have been 25+ or more)
I dug a hole and planted them  where I thought they might grow.

Low and behold
5 months later this is what the
pumpkin patch looks like today.
All from volunteer pumpkins seeds form last year's
harvest.

Woo Hoo.


If you are wondering why do all these
 pumpkins have nets around them, it is  so
the critters do not eat them.
Which has happened BTW and which
has pissed me off in the past















AS If OCCUPY A GARDEN Wasn't Enough, Here Comes BACK TO EDEN ~~~The Farm


BACK TO EDEN shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to get back to the simple, productive methods of sustainable provision that were given to man in the garden of Eden. The organic growing system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world. However, never until now have Paul’s methods been documented and shared like this!

There are others.

Similar to the Victory Gardens after World War 2 and the Great American Depression that almost every American household grew because they HAD to survive, BACK TO EDEN
gives us insight into what other people are thinking NOW at this juncture of American Gardening History.


Go ahead, bite that Big Apple.
Or make a pie out of it.
or apple sauce,
or apple crisp
or.......just take a picture of it.







Thursday, August 16, 2012

OCCUPY THE SEED and HOW WE CAN EAT OUR LANDSCAPES


From the seed to the farm to the store to your table, corporations are seeking total control over biodiversity, land, and water. They are seeking control over how food is grown, processed, and distributed. And in seeking this total control, they are destroying the Earth’s ecological processes, our farmers, our health, and our freedoms.
Taken from the Rainforest Action Network Website.








Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mis-Shapen Veggies From The Garden This Year



The Nose is Real,
The Mouth is Real
The eyes are not.
I drew them
on this mis-shaped
TOMATO


An Eggplant with a hole
where a hole should not be.









Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Berry In The Hand Is Worth ?

Some of the Domesticated BlackBerries in The Garden are Huge.
When I find one, I take a picture.
It's not so much that hand is small, but that the berry is so big.

Here's seven berries and they take up my whole palm.




My makeshift berry bucket which is a plastic milk
gallon with the top cut off, handle still in tact
with a long string sttached to
wear around the neck.
It works perfectly and leaves the hands free
to pick berries with both hands.



Still deciding what to make with all of
them.  Jellies and Jams, Smoothies? Pies?
A crisp maybe?



Or This?
Blackberry InterMezzo Slush

A 10 Foot Tall Big Beautiful Gorgeous Weed...And I Love The Poofy Dandelion Heads On It.

I let this weed grow in\my garden
because of it's height.
It was at least 10 foot tall.
Bigger tham some of my Sunflowers.
Then I cut it down at it's base and brought it
in the house, used a Mason Jar for
a Vase, and now I have  weed tree thing
that is gorgeous.