Friday, October 31, 2008

The Apple Of My Eye

And the reason I do not consume animal products. He makes me proud.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall At The Farm

I am very pleased at how well my little transplants are doing. I kicked off the fall planting season on September 7th by soil blocking about 500 squares. I know, outrageous number of soil blocks but it makes me more interesting that way.

I sowed dwarf grey sugar peas, onions, dill, cilantro, basil, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, chard, beets, radish, mustard greens, collard greens, arugula, mesclun, and several different lettuces.

**Thriving rogue seedlings in the foreground courtesy of the husband and a lack of proper labeling**

Monday, October 20, 2008

$4.99 a Pound!

That's how much these guys would have cost you at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. I on the other hand paid the price of the seed packet and added TLC.

I can't tell who's who but behold Brandywine and Beefsteak tomatoes. The puniest tomato comes in at 12 oz while its superior siblings weigh in at over one pound (my scale only goes up to 16 0z).

I also pulled Cherry Belle and White Icicle radishes and immediately consumed them. White Icicle radishes have a very mild flavor and were my favorite.

*The fall crops are doing great despite losing a tray (about 80 soil blocks) to my foe, the cabbage worm. More pictures to follow!