(posted by Jules)
So I am not quite used to this blogging thing yet. I get so busy and have lots of blog ideas but just can't seem to find the time to write them up and post. Especially with the holidays upon us and preparing to go to London for two weeks as well as shopping for my husband's entire family! Clive has many skills but a good "gifter" he is not.
Fortunately, one of his skills is gardening as you have all seen by my previous posts on the amazing tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, yellow squash, eggplant, arugula and corn he grew this summer. Well he has now planted our fall crop. A couple months ago actually, see I told you I was a bad blogger.
|Ollie helping daddy fix the drip system|
But regardless, I am very excited about all of our new veggies. I found a company online to buy organic heirloom seeds, sustainableseedco.com and we “borrowed” a few packs from Kim, who had tons of seeds from her wedding shower which had a garden theme.
We also decided to try planting garlic, which is interesting since the garlic bulb to plant looks exactly like the garlic that you would eat. Except the colors were exceptional, they are like little works of art.
It only took a week for the first little sprouts to grow.
Now two months on, Clive has already pulled several radishes from our garden and they are delicious, crisp and spicy like a radish should be.
I think our winter/spring crop will be bountiful. Uh oh, does anyone have any good recipes for broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, parsnips, carrots, beets, radishes, spring onions, sweet onions, kale, garlic and pickling cucumbers? Because if it is anything like our summer crop, we’re in for it.