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Apre le Deluge…

18 Jul

Le jardin.

As promised, I skipped a week of posting because we were traveling to the northerly of our two birth states. But for anyone who’s been waiting with bated breath (what exactly does that mean, “bated” breath? It sounds kinda gross. Like chum-breath or something like that. Hope nobody was eating). Anyhow, another kinda big week in the garden, so let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading


We did some more (trans)planting!

15 May

Hopefully the transplants won’t be rejected…

Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, we transplanted all the stuff we’d been growing under lights in the basement. And we went a little off the reservation too. So here’s what happened: Continue reading

Collards and Chard and Okra!

4 Apr

Oh my!

New seeds just went in the (indoor) ground again today. Meanwhile, the spinach seeds we planted a couple weeks ago have started sprouting their heads up above the ground, which is reassuring me about the ability of what seems like uber-crappy-clay-y soil to grow stuff. Either that or the green seedlings poking up are grass growing back where there used to be grass. Which I would be less thrilled about. I’m utterly convinced that there are a number of things that we’re doing the “hard way” because of some sort of ill-defined philosophical bent. In any case, here’s what went into the seed-starting medium downstairs today:

  • 8 x Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra @ ~3.5″ spacing
  • 8 x Variegated Collards @ ~1.5″ spacing
  • 30 x Rainbow (Five Color Silverbeet) Swiss Chard @ ~1″ spacing.

FYI – the tomatoes are rocking the seedlings this last week. Meanwhile, only one little basil has courageously poked her head above the ground. Hopefully her siblings will follow soon. The peppers and eggplant all seem to be rockin’ out with their socks off though.