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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Arlene's Garden Tour 2012 Day two...the edibles.

Not that I'd ever eat the chickens....

This is what I have to put up with!  I put sticks around the new plants or seedings so the chickens don't scratch them up.  It works really good.

Here's Jet Lag and some of the girls out for a stroll.

On the left is 'Strawberry Trough Forever' and on the right the Squash and carrot trough.  It's a handy way to use the troughs that are full of holes.

Whoever weeds the strawberries, eats the strawberries.  So far the silly chickens haven't discovered them.

I seeded the carrots and squash together.  The squash is the 'Vegetable Spaghetti' variety.  I cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and bake it.  When it's baked I put spaghetti sauce and other things in it and bake it some more with cheese on the top.

They are growing over the side even.

In this little ..whatever it is...I seeded Walla Walla Sweet onions, some carrots and a egg plant or aubergine.  The onions are ready.

My mini vineyard is only in its second year.  No grapes yet....let alone vino.  I planted three different varieties of grape.  Underneath I panted some flowers.

I planted my tomatoes out on April the first, with protection.  The first ripe ones were on July the 10th.  The varieties I have are Early Girls (always early and girly), Sun Sugars (sparse but so very sweet and orange), Chocolate Cherries (not chocolate covered cherries like I dreamed of) and Sweet 100 (always sweet and at least a hundred of them).

This is the root cellar Brad's grandfather tunneled into the side of the bluff.  I'd use it for my onions and carrots...if I have more.

Stay tuned for tomorrows exiting installment..Day three..The


Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Oh I am so jealous. I was going to have a big garden this year, and then thought we were going to move so I didn't.

Your garden isn't just functional, it's pretty too. I like that.

When you do use the root cellar, how do you store things to keep them good longer? I've heard of wrapping them in newspaper... But I've never known anyone who has done it.

arlene said...

I have never used the root cellar. I haven't been down there for years. I will put some of my onions down there and I'll try the newspaper idea. It's so cool down there.

That's the worse, not knowing if your going to be somewhere or not. You can't plan or anything. I hope you get it all sorted and least your in a nice place anyhow.