Friday, June 26, 2009

Tumbling Toms

Last night we ate our first homegrown heirloom tomatoes. They were so delicious. They were exploding with flavor, and so juicy, it was wonderful. We are excited to try our other heirloom varieties as they start to come in.

Homestead Dreams

This past weekend we went to a wedding outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. It was held at our friend's parent's house, which was an old farmhouse that had been renovated and expanded. It was gorgeous. I can only dream and hope that some day we'll be able to find an old farm house and land in such a gorgeous setting to fix up and make our own.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Blueberry

Just before our extended weekend vacation, I harvested my first
homegrown blueberry. Yes, you read right, one, solitary blueberry, but
grown in our garden. This was the first year for these two blueberry
plants, so hopefully, their yield will improve with time.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Basil & Blue Lake Bush Beans

This past weekend I finally got all the basil that was still in my closet on the light shelves out into the garden and into the ground or pots. The varieties were Genovese, Lemon and Opal. I also sowed all the Blue Lake Bush Beans I had gotten from at the base of the berm.

As an update, some of the Basil is being attacked during the nights, particularly the Opal variety. I believe the culprits are june bugs and pill bugs (rolypolys). I guess the june bugs may have been avoided had I got the basil started on time, and were more established by this point in the season when all the young june bugs start emerging. I have read that putting corn meal around the plants may help, so I may try that, to hopefully give my basil a fighting chance.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Around the Garden

Here are a few pictures of some plants in bloom around the garden this morning.One of the Balloon Flowers that I transplanted out onto the berm.
One of the giant blooms on the onions.
Radish Flower

Two Zephyr Flowers

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alfalfa sprouts

I started another batch of alfalfa sprouts last night. I've been missing them on my sandwhiches, eggs & salads.