An Update on the 2014 Plantings

Frosty fava beans

Fava Beans / Radishes Sad trombone. We received some sharp frosts late fall, which totally murdered the radishes straight away. They had some mildly radish-y looking roots, but weren’t anywhere near mature. The frost also half-killed the fava bean plants…one or two might have recovered, but they depressed me so much that I decided to […]

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An Update on What’s Already Truckin’ for 2015

New rhubarb growth

Rhubarb Aw, look how weird and charming baby rhubarb is. This isn’t red rhubarb, but green rhubarb, which tastes the same but is much more productive. Nick’s mother’s trick is to put red food coloring into her rhubarb compotes. My solution was to make a strawberry rhubarb pie (right, just for the color!). The pie’s […]

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All of The Beds

Sugar snap peas and velour green beans

The beds! The one with lettuce, spinach, and carrots didn’t come up at all, I suspect the soil (it previously had the dinosaur kale). First is squash and zucchini, second is mint, basil, and Swiss chard (and what might be peppers, from the smell of the leaves?), third is the heirloom garlic, fourth the velour […]

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How It Was

The most insane kale stalk

Move-in: May 23. State of the union. That crazy overgrown thing is kale. There’s also some parsley, thyme, cilantro, small lettuces, tarragon, sad carrots, small potatoes, mint, lemon balm, rosemary, rhubarb, and maybe daikon. And strawberries, raspberries, apples, cherries, pears, and blueberries. Those nicely organized garlic plants? The previous owner’s coming back to split those […]

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