Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bean update

Everything is growing nicely. We've made our first little delivery. One of our gourmet shares is enjoying Cherry Belle Radishes, Rhubarb, and STRAWBERRIES! Yes, we have some strawberries ripe already. A couple more members will be getting radishes and rhubarb today. This little mini delivery has been a good experience for the boys. Thanks!

Today's picture, which I took a few weeks ago, is a little bean plant. It is an heirloom "Triomphe De Farcy" bush green bean. Also growing are "Royal Burgundy" bush stringless, "Top Notch Golden Wax Bush" (the name says it all!), and "Blue Lake 274" a green bush bean.

Friday, May 18, 2007

May has been SO beautiful; we've been in the garden every chance we get. Things are growing right along, we are even ahead of schedule. How exciting. And, we have been able to add on to the garden...the pumpkins will have a cozy new bed this year.

We'll give a growing update within the next few days...thanks for stopping in!

Monday, May 7, 2007


While Sunday was a dismal day outside, it was a beautiful day in the greenhouse.

The Golden Zucchini, cantaloupe, and butternut squash are all up! There are peekers in the Lakota Squash (yum!) and watermelon isles.

We have sensed rumblings under the soil in other areas....Summer Savory is soon to erupt. I'm sure of it.

Today Elias planted Giant Greystripe Sunflowers. If he can harvest them before the birds do, there will be sunflower heads in the Fall Harvest Basket.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Garden is Growing

The 2007 CSA Garden is well underway. The pea pods and radishes are up and the first bean poked through today. It's fun to see how excited everyone gets when the first little leaves of a new crop breaks through the soil. Life is good!
What is growing....broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, beans, radishes, celery, peas, onions, and potatoes.
Seeds being watched....beets, leeks, carrots, shell peas, winter and summer squashes, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers, herbs, pumpkins, lettuces, and chinese cabbage.

We are excited, as always, about the growing season ahead of us. It's fun to look at the garden right now, mostly dirt, and know the potential it holds. It's just waiting for the right time to burst forth. All in good time....