Friday, February 5, 2016

This Week in the Garden: Fresh Food and Sweet Things to Come

With our small urban plot and first year in the new garden, our harvests are small and varied, with a steady stream of little veggies and berries - never quite enough to make a full dish of anything, but a nice variety to supplement our groceries for mixed grilling, salads, and snacks. Our heritage carrots are still getting fat, but a few have been sampled along the way...just for quality control. :) The pattypan is incrementally yielding plenty of delicious little squash, although if I forget to check in on them for a day or two they have the tendency to go from babies to giants like magic.  Not a bad problem to have in the garden, all things considered! 

Some of our later plantings are still in the early stages, like the unusual black capsicum (pepper) plant picked up from the local nursery to replenish space left in the garden after the loss of our baby lettuce.  On the subject of late bloomers, the watermelon plants have finally flowered - I still hold out hope for a late watermelon or two from the garden! Hooray! In other less delicious news, I finally broke down and did some weeding, deadheading, and culling from the flowerbeds after last week's shameful admission but there is still a lot of work yet to go before the beds look anything remotely close to tidy.  Eventually! Maybe...

What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.   

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