Category Archives: Garden

So Much Spinach

Spinach | My Edible JourneyThe weather has been beautiful.  Warm days, very few of them truly hot, and cool nights, perfect for sleeping with the window open.  This is how I like my summer (partly because I hate how much it costs to use the air conditioning).  I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet.  I’m not trying to rush things, honest (never mind that the year is almost half over already).

This weather has been perfect for our spinach.  The leaves have remained tender and vibrant, with no signs of bolting.  My daughter and I planted it several weeks ago.  It was the first thing to go into the ground, and one of the first edibles from our garden this year. Continue reading

Tomato Time

Potted tomato success!

I am so chuffed to be writing this.  I’ve never had success with tomatoes grown in pots, but this year I was determined to make it work.  Looking back over the season, there have been more hits than misses, and I’m rather proud of how our plants fared.

Summer has gone by quickly, but it seems like forever ago that we drove out to Tree And Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm to buy our tomato plants.  Having perused farmer Linda’s extensive list ahead of time, and cross referenced for mainly determinate plants that would suit pots, I chose nine plants (six varieties) and with much care, potted them up (determinate plants require less support, as they do not continue to reach skyward, but rather grow to a set size and set fruit). Continue reading