Monday, December 10, 2012

Harvest Monday 12/10/2012

I am so happy I have my garden!

My harvest today - one turnip and one young daikon radish (my first one, I planted them in September).

And I also harvest all the greens every day. We recently started a raw diet and all my greens are helping me to make different healthy salads.
 Komatsuna mustard and parsley - tender and fresh.
 Tat soy - dark green and crispy.
 Toscano kale
 Parsley and radish in gold frame
Bok choi

 Chinese cabbage, lettuce  and bok choi

See other harvests at daphne’s dandelions!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November madness - seeds starting!

Do you think I am crazy? Yes I do!
this is November, yesterday was snowing.....and I am starting new seeds!
Actually I have unheated room over the garage, very sunny, that I use for storage and plants.

So I think I need more greens.
I am using coffee filters and zip-lock bags for starting.

 There will be some new lettuces, komatsuna mustard, cilantro, swiss chard, carrot and probably basil. will see.

 And there are my 2 wees old radishes next to store bought onion green.
 1 month old beets
 2 weeks old asian cabbages, broccoli raab, tat soy
and my favorite - Kale (this time redbor).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Raw food: Daikon Radish, Carrot and Butternut Squash

I am new to Raw Food diet and experimenting with different products.
Today I made a new autumn salad, I just like the colors!

1/2 cup daikon radish shredded
1/2 cup Butternut Squash shredded
1 medium carrot
some raisins,
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Season Garden Fence

Yes, it is November and I am dreaming about new season vegetable garden.
That will be my full second year, and I wish I can do it more serious, productive and beautiful

There you can see my old fence. not very sturdy.

 So I bought 2  4x4 post and asked in a store to cut them by 4 feet. Now I have 4 4-feet post.
I reuse last year 40 inches green wire.
 I also bought 1x2x8 long wooden strips and 2x3x4 wooden post.

There is a corner block .

One block is ready to be nailed (I use U-nails to attach wire to the wooden posts.)
The end of day first - 4 blocks

Monday, November 12, 2012

Harvest Monday, raw diet and November garden update

Sorry, I missed some month.
I love my garden, recently we started a raw food diet after some years of vegans and this is great!

Everyday we can eat raw organic salad from my garden, I'm just buying tomatoes and peppers.

I have a lot of greens, and even after the Sandy and a  huge snow storm in New England the greens look great.

I do not have pictures of everyday bunch of greens, just  beds.

I made a simple cold frame and planted
 there radishes, kale and cilantro.

 Winter carrots
 Daikon radish - 2 finger thick!
 Asian greens - tat soy, mizuna, bok choy and swiss chard
 Bok choy - my favorite!
 Komatsuna mustard


See what others have harvested at Daphne's Dandelions.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Harvest Monday 8/20/2012

Some squashes and eggplant

the biggest round squash weighs 2.8 lb
I am very happy with my first year of gardening.

See what others have harvested at Daphne's Dandelions.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Harvest Monday and August garden

The garden looks wild and bushy, I was on vacation and spent a lot of time on my works doing big order to Spain.
I am picking tomatoes early before they getting red, the plant are heavy overloaded with them.
 Squashes come ouf of the garden
 Here I am!
 Banana peppers bed
 Basil, Chard and other herbs
 Beats and red cabbage
 Kale and cuces.
 Cherry plum tomatoes.
 Eggplants almost ready.
 Tomatoes jungle


And I do not care!

See what others have harvested at Daphne's Dandelions.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Powdery mildew experiment

I'm first time gardener and everything is new to me. 

For example - powdery mildew. I have some cuces on a very sunny spot on my deck, I thought I can be the perfect place for them, yes they're starting to grow very nice little cuces, but
those white spots!

Cuces in a more shady garden do not have those problems.
I guess it is powdery mildew. So today, may be late, I began an experiment - I mixed 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp dish liquid, 1 tbsp fish emulsion in a water and sprayed the leaves on top and bottom.
Let's see....

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First pumpkin and hummingbird

Today I wanted to share my first pumpkin growing and when I was working with photos I saw a green hummingbird coming to check it! 
There is my mixed pot next to a garage. There are begonia, geranium, pumpkin small sugar and some pink wild flowers.  Those wild flowers are very attractive to bees and as I see to hummingbirds.
It is very hard to make a clear picture through the window!
Here I can see the red neck - 
 so probably this is Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
And this is a pumpkin's photo I wanted to share! 
Is is a size of a tennis ball now!