Sunday, June 20, 2021

another garden report

 spring has been a bit cooler than usual. even so we have a lot of veggies growing.

 beets
 having one with dinner
zucchini flower
yellow squash baby
tomatoes
tomato flowers
roses, bicycle, yellow squash
potatoes
peas
one (1) poppy plant
kale, marigolds
carrots,onions,nasturtiums
broccoli

45 comments:

  1. Wow! Many good meals. Beautiful garden.

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    1. thanks. keeps us somewhat sane in strange times

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  2. Looks robust and bountiful. I wish my spring was cooler, but now it's summer so . . . fingers crossed.

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    1. we do have comfortably cool weather. maybe the only place not baking.

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    2. Also, I now have a pony tail.

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    3. pictures! we want pictures!

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  3. Wow, you are definitely eating well. Glad you had cool and not the brutal heat south of you. Enjoy all those vitamins.

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    1. thanks. we are lucky with moderate weathher

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    1. thanks. artfully photographed to not show weeds

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  5. what a lovely garden! I only have sun around the edges of my yard which is why I put the food beds over at the shop yard which were doing well until the Harvey flood and all the weeds it brought. I finally just abandoned it. I do plan to build a small raised bed for the fall at the back of the yard. if we want peas they have to be planted in December and broccoli, carrots, and beets are winter garden crops down here.

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    1. thank you. i did plant the peas in february. that is a different growing season than we have.

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  6. Nice to see your veg garden and make comparisons. Some plants are very far ahead of mine and others almost the same stage.

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  7. thanks. we did have a cooler and less sunny spring than usual.

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  8. Wow! Your garden is looking great! Our nasturtiums are still tiny seedlings -- we won't get flowers for another month or so, I'm guessing.

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    1. thanks. our nasturtiums reseed themselves. abundantly. some plants even survive our mild winters.

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  9. Your garden is looking wonderful. Glad to read that you got some rain as well!

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  10. The contrast between the colors and the shapes of the kale and the marigolds look like they could be posing for a still life painting. Great garden

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    1. thanks. they posed nicely for my photo. i do like to put marigolds around food plants

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    1. they came with the house. grow profusely. a bit overgrown now.

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  12. That looks terrific! All your hard work is paying off with a fabulous crop! Well done!

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  13. Very jealous of your lovely veg! My son gave me some small broccoli plants that he had left over....I planted them out at about 10 in the morning and by 6 that night they had been eaten right back to the " bones" by pigeons. We know it was pigeons as my husband then put the trail camera on them and we saw the feathered culprits still trying to eat them! 5 small pea plants went the same way!

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    1. thank you. pigeons! wow. i had no idea that pigeons would do that. please don't give up on gardening.

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  14. Lovely photos. Reminds me that I have fresh red beets in my fridge and I need to cook them.

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  15. Wow your garden is looking good and well stocked

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    1. thank you. i have peas even for breakfast.

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  16. Such a beautiful veggie garden! peas and broccoli look great and then a favorite: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/squash-blossoms-stuffed-with-ricotta-354966

    You two are great for keeping up this blog. Warms my heart!

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  17. thank you. we love blogging. we call it long form, in contrast to short form facebook.

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  18. Robin & Roger, your garden is really looking good despite the water shortages and drought. I can imagine how wonderful it is to enjoy your own freshly grown veggies.

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    1. thank you. we live in perhaps the only place in california not suffering from drought. even so we use our water carefully. we ate beet greens and peas from the garden, along with other veggies from our coop.

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  19. I've never eaten a poppy but reckon it would look nice scattered over a cheese omelet. Must be a bit like deciding whether a tomato is a fruit or the kindred spirit of a red pepper.

    Please, please confirm that Big Sur has not been reduced to ashes.

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  20. we don't eat them either. i hear they are good smoked. tomatoes are love apples.

    big sur is very big. only a smidgeon is currently burning

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  21. Beautiful gardens. I’ve never seen broccoli at that stage. Wow. I came here via Shadows & Light. Just read Decades Full of Dreams from Aug 20, 2005. I wish I had stopped by sooner.

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    1. Hi Mitchell-- It is so good to hear from you. I've read your comments on Shadows & Light for years. Thank you so much for stopping by. I just re-read Decades Full of Dreams, and now I'm wondering if it's time to add another. Maybe I'll wait until next year when I turn 70!

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  22. I join the others in complimenting you on your spectacular garden.

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