Guy's Garden

Bursting at the Seams!

Bursting at the seams! That's all I can say for our garden. We are a full one month ahead of last year in terms of what is ready for harvest. The Sun Gold yellow tomatoes are coming in and are as sweet as candy. I have already picked eggplant and made a bazillion reci…

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Tomatoes and Zucchini Blossoms!

Sitting on my screened porch is a sun gold cherry tomato plant that is now as tall as the ceiling! It just produced its first orange, sugar cherry tomatoes! This is the earliest I have ever gotten ripe tomatoes! We have plenty more plants in the garden, all 80 of them jus…

The Garden Gets Planted!

We jumped the gun this year and planted the Ciao Italia garden BEFORE Memorial Day. The weather has been warm and the forecasts looked good so we thought we could give the plants a head start. We've got the usual mix of Italian veggies including cipolline onions, those ti…

Lettuce Give Thanks

Over 100 lettuce plants are already in and protected under row covers so we should have an early harvest of great Italian lettuce varieties. Lettuce, spinach and other cool weather crops can go in now if they are protected with row covers should there be a surprise frost.…

It Won't Be Long Now

It won't be long now .The grow lights are ready in the basement and very soon Guy will sow his vegetable seeds in grow pots and place them under artificial lights were they will germinate and begin their journey to the garden. There is timing involved here. Sow them too …

Re-cycle

All fall and winter we have been dutifully collecting kitchen scraps for our compost. This has significantly cut down on the amount of trash bags we have been using. Composting is a good habit to get into if you have a garden because all edible scraps can break down in a …

Seeds, Anyone?

The seed catalogs are rolling in and we can hardly wait to get started on the design for this year's vegetable garden. We have certainly gone green with all organic vegetables and a composter to help us return to the earth the nutrients that our plants will need. During …

Putting the Garden to Sleep

Amazingly, we have not had a killing frost as yet, but all good things must come to an end, and so it is with Guy's garden. I pulled the last of the carrots, and Swiss chard and now we will clean all debris from the garden and give it a good tilling. If you want to overs…

End of the Season

I left the last of the tomatoes on the withering vines, hoping that mother nature would give us warm October days. I want to stretch my garden to last as long as I can before I have to give in to the grocery store. I still have carrots and Swiss chard, waiting to be harv…

Lettuce Give Thanks

I picked the first of the lettuces this week and they are gorgeous bouquets of green goodness. It's such a relief not to have to by lettuce in the grocery store for the next few months. The radishes are ready too; bright red, plump and crisp. I've been adding sorrel leav…

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