Squash Time!

After much anticipation, our winter squash is (more than) ready to be harvested! Some of them are huge, as above, but size is not, in fact, the most telling sign of a winter squash ready for the pickin’.

You want to look for a hard brown stem. Green stems mean their still growing, but a dried up stem means “pick me! pick me!”

You learn something new every day.

-SC and Bryant

(photo credit: Barbara)


Zucchini for Days

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

…plus crookneck squash, cilantro, red and white chard, young serrano peppers (not as hot as their mature counterparts), anaheim peppers, onion greens, and a single green bean.

What a harvest!

The cilantro is starting to bolt–see the little flowers? That means it needs to be harvested and consumed ASAP, before it goes to seed. Some of the chard is trying to bolt, as well, possibly due to the hot dry spell we “enjoyed” a week or so ago.

This current mild and cloudy weather, however, is perfect for gardening.

Look for upcoming posts on what to do with all the zucchini!


Friends and Firsts

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

So we were not alone in the garden today, in our tireless, never-ending battle against the weeds (I’m looking at YOU, morning glory…)

AND, we are already seeing the fruits (and veggies) of our labor. Check it out:

Bryant explained that radishes basically pull themselves–they start to peek up their little pink or red tops out of the dirt, and with the slightest tug, you’ve got yourself a snack.

This little garden would also like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all of the garden-loving dads out there! Here, we picked these for you: