Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scones baked in my Solar Oven

Trying out my new toy, doing a comparison of Scones backed in my gas oven and ones baked in my new Solar Oven. Just a very inexpensive $22.98 light weight Solar Over called Sun Chef which I bought from Pine Creek Enterprises.

Monday, July 26, 2010

If you know what the mystery squash and tomato are leave a comment.

Squash are starting to appear on the vines of my heirloom fun with winter squash plants but I not sure what they are, at least not all of them so if you can identify them please leave a comment. The same goes for the mystery tomato in the the garden center it was just labeled Heirloom, I've never had a tomato shaped quite like it before so if you can identify it I would appreciate it. Getting more produce from the garden almost on a daily basis today I had my first cucumber from the greenhouse and more peas from the garden.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting produce daily from the square foot garden

It's a wonderful time of year when the garden starts to yeild enough that I'm eating fresh produce on a daily basis. No sign of a ripe tomato yet but that is quite normal for this area I'm usually well into August before I get my first tomato. Some of the ones in the greenhouse are reaching full size though so it shouldn't be much longer.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010 Weekly Square Foot Garden Update

The garden is progressing nicely and seems to be really enjoying this fine summer weather that we have had lately. I've had an unwanted visitor in the garden digging up my potatoes and I suspect it is a raccoon. I've left him a little surprise for his next visit. I had several pairs of robins nest on the property earlier this spring and I enjoyed talking to them as they fed their young and taught them to fly. I wasn't aware that they nest twice in the same season until this week when I discovered two new nests in the gardens.

Green tomatoes in the greenhouse.

Heirloom Tomato Buckbee's New in the grow bag greenhouse

Greenhouse cucumber Carmen starting to produce.

Greenhouse cucumber Carmen starting to produce

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Square foot garden update July 6, 2010

At last we had a whole week without rain, next thing you know I will be complaining about all of the dry weather, there's no satisfying a gardener. The week without rain was wonderful and I was able to produce several batches of compost tea and apply it to the garden.

Things are growing quickly now with the warm weather and all of the sunshine. I had some zucchini, kale and Swiss chard for dinner last night and today I had some of my lettuce and radish in a salad, it's great to be getting produce from the garden again. Today I see several of the winter squash are in bloom as well as some of the cucumbers.

My video is a day late this week because for some unknown reason I haven't been able to upload to YouTube for the past 24 hours.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Special hello to all of my friends in the Yahoo Heirloom Gardening group.

I want to take this opportunity to welcome the members of the Yahoo Group HeirloomGardening2 who are visiting my blog for the first time. The group is a great source of knowledge and heirloom seed varieties through their seed bank. Click on the link above to have a look at the groups web page. I'm growing mostly heirloom vegetable varieties this year and most of those came from the seed bank. A few photos taken in the garden this morning:

Clicking on any of the photos will take you to my flickr account and more info on the variety in the photo.

Heirloom Deacon Dan and Golden Beets.

Heirloom lettuce Merveille des quarte daisons and Gotte jaune d'or.

Heirloom Diciccio Broccoli Square foot garden

Square foot garden blue podded peas and tall telephone peas.