Saturday, November 13, 2010

my forgotten garden

my poor little garden. with all the excitement of the kitchen spruce-up, the roof going on, and the bowling alley lanes arriving, I completely forgot about all my sweet little seedlings in my fall/winter garden.

the red chard was planted earlier this fall, and it is thriving despite my cold shoulder. so are the artichokes and fennel.

we've had weird fall weather (it rained in october!), and the nasturtium seeds sprouted. they are tiny and green and popping up all over the yard. they've never come up this early so i'm not sure what to expect as winter moves in. they seem so hopeful.

the trailing rosemary and basil plants are still in bloom, and the neighborhood bees just love the flowers. my iPhone camera doesn't do them justice but i'll share anyway.

after the roof is on and the countertops are installed, i'm hoping to get a few new raised beds in. we want to plant our blueberry bushes in them. i'd love to get the beds done and the blueberries planted by January. it helps me to have a goal! 


  1. How wonderful to live in a place where you've got seeds sprouting in October. I planted nasturtium last year and they reseeded themselves prolifically all along the alleyway at the side of my house. Everyone loved them.

    You're inspiring me to consider turning half my garden into a vegetable garden.

  2. steve, i just love nasturtium. and they do become prolific! do you have pics on your blog of them along the alleyway? they tumble and drape so beautifully.

  3. How lucky for you to have so much deliciousness right outside your door! It's so handy to have fresh food right at hand.

  4. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाNovember 15, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Your garden looks lovely!!

  5. cadry - we do love having the garden outside. and it makes it easy to toss a bit of kale into our morning smoothies. the problem is - the raccoons love it, too.

    gauri - thanks for checking out the blog! I see you post pretty often on quarry girl, yes? I always like your comments there.

  6. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाNovember 16, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    Hi there, yes, I post lots on QG's site. I recently (in the last year or so) transitioned over from being vegetarian to being vegan, and I've found both her blog and forums to be incredibly helpful. And I found your blog through her site as well :-)