Saturday, February 28, 2009
In the fall, the eggplant was still loaded with small growing eggplants. I couldn't bring my self to pull it from the ground. It was a good decision. Yesterday I harvested two good sized eggplants. The leaves have taken several hits from very cold weather in January and February but not enough to kill the plant.
Now I am deciding if I should take the pruners out and clean up any lackluster foliage with the hopes that this plant will continue to grow a second season. I think the decision will be made if I see a flourish of purple blossoms as the legnth of time the sun shines in the garden increases.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
A quick peek inside the composter reveals some of the components of the more recent meals. You can see strawberry husks, tomatillo skins, onion skins, acorn squash skins, pea pod shells, orange peel, and the unfortunate celery stalks which went bad before I could use them.
Broccoli is an amazing plant. First, you harvest the main stalk which grows in the middle of the plant. DO NOT REMOVE THE PLANT FROM THE GARDEN. Wait patiently. Before you know it, the plant will be growing mini broccoli flowerettes. This plant easily provides lovely dinner servings of broccoli for my small household once a week. So awesome.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
My winter garden has been quite prolific this year. I have tried some new items which I have not grown before. Because I love beets, I gave them a try. Here are two beets which I plucked from the ground this week. I am going to roast them and serve on a salad of mixed greens and goat cheese.