We Have Germination!

So far, my experiment has been a wonderful success. After being out of town for the DC Snowquester, I returned to find many of my seeds (planted last weekend) SPROUTED! Take a look:IMG_0287 IMG_0288 IMG_0289 IMG_0290 IMG_0291I moved all the seed-starting trays (and tupperwares) to the sun-room  They are now under three lights to help provide additional warmth and light for the new veggie-life. I have also been keeping up with my new garden journal and added in the dates of germination for the seeds that germinated so far.

It was a beautiful day, and I spent it daydreaming about the garden.

Winter Wonderland in the Garden!

The weather has been crazy. Warm, cold, warm. Through it all. My cool-weather vegetables have been thriving. Of course, I’m not sure how they will rebound from the freezing cold weather this week. But here are some pictures of the broccoli and broccoli-rabe growing in my backyard. Still growing are also kale, collards, radishes, and some of the more hearty herbs.

I was thrilled to harvest the broccoli-rabe and use it in a pasta dish last week. It was amazing!

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Dogs Love Okra?

Wondering what to do with okra you can’t eat? Overgrown okra getting you down?

It is a true joy to be harvesting okra throughout all of Sep. and into Oct. from my garden at home. The best part is when the okra is too big for me to enjoy, I am able to share it with my Shar Pei, Logan. Just for fun, here he is enjoying his selection of oversized okra.