Thursday, October 09, 2003

A tangle of garlic arrives! Delicious and hot hot hot. Chris eats in raw. I won't soon plant more garlic. It takes almost a full year to mature and I don't have the real estate for it now. This is the 10x10 blog after all.
I should be planting winter vegetables and trying my luck with fall-harvest peas, but I'm not. The thought of digging in barrows of organic material makes my back and shoulders turn away in a shudder of laziness. (a barely discernible, lazy shudder). Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, beets, and more TK.

Garlic Harvest

Monday, September 01, 2003

Eating collards on a weekly basis is more task than tasty. Next time grow one plant.
Tomatoes (and cukes) might benefit from more direction, perhaps enforced by constricting metal cages.
Grow flowers to attract bees, but don't grow sunflowers. Those only attract dirty birds.
Don't garden in August. Summer in LA=the fight against death.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Much like this blog, my desiccated garden lies neglected and dusty, producing sundried tomatoes on the vine and graciously reseeding itself. (the garden, not the blog) The garlic, though may soon give up its ghost, into my crusher de muerte. I'm going to wait out the cruel month and start the fall planting right after Labor Day.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

One lucky sunflower standing, now 5' tall. Arugula has been delicious despite some watering neglect and the tomatoes are happy mounds of green.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Something's taking over my garden. I think they're sunflowers. Yank yank.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

We love the heat!

Friday, May 16, 2003

We have germination, and then some. Radish, watercress (?? when did I plant that and/or what am I eating?), and broccoli raab are presenting 6" leaves. The carnage of the Slug Battles have left the wee seedlings with a greater chance at survival. A friendly spider has built a web above the tomatoes plants, catching flea beetles and other tasties.
Having nutured the onion patch since LAST JULY, I'm only now learning about long- and short-day varieties. We're now getting the right number of sun hours that the onions are starting to bulb. Onions: cheap to buy, space/time consuming to grow.
Props to Mom for weeding and planting tomato seedlings (Rutgers select) from Corona. And for killing the moth when it flew too close to me.

Gardening Journal

Last season's garden in pictures


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