Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Succulents and Perennials

Over the past few days I have set several burro's tails to root, along with some jade plants, plus dug and potted perennial onions and chives. This should be interesting.

But I need to get some more pots and labels.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

This Could be the Year

When Northview gets its garden back on. For the past few years, hideous weather and my broken foot have stalled vegetable production. However, this year Liz 'n' Jade have already plowed and rototilled two of the gardens. And my foot is a lot better.

Liz transplanted a bunch of volunteer garlic last Sunday. It may not amount to much or even grow at all, but she really has nothing to lose.

Then today the boss made a new bed out of barnyard earth and composted manure. Plans are to let that one settle and then plant some squash and pumpkins there.

And I finally planted a second pot of McDonald rhubarb the boss bought me last year, which wintered very nicely in a pot beside the driveway. Also got some sand and compost on the asparagus next to the back step. It doesn't look the greatest this year, but it's tough stuff. I expect that it will come on.

Hopefully the kids will find the time to get their veggies into the ground...I will help them care for them as much as I can...and maybe they will have some to freeze later.

Friday, June 15, 2012

McDonald Rhubarb

I ate this baby zucchini this morning.
 The plant is on the porch in a pot...I passed it several times a day for weeks. 
Finally I just couldn't resist. It was worth waiting for.

The boss bought me a plant and we put it in today. Lovely, bright red stalks and dark, dark green leaves. I am growing it in a flower bed, along with some I put in a couple of years ago. It is close to the house, easy to care for, very decorative and right handy to horse manure, which it loves.

We will see if it tastes as good as it looks.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lovage Again

Liz is starting the garden this year...two greenhouse trays full of tomatoes, herbs etc. Wish my foot was better!

Monday, February 6, 2012


The indoor tomato experiment was a huge fail, mostly because it was so cold in here all through our days without heat. The tomato plant is still kinda, sorta, alive, but looking so awful that I am tempted to toss it. Frost and maters just aren't friends I guess.

I think I will try again next year though, because it seems very possible to grow tomatoes in the light from the huge (4' X 8') windows in the living rooms.