Saturday, February 17, 2018

First Flower Of 2018

I've been watching the buds come up all week and today one bloomed!  It's the first crocus of 2018.

I have a little list going:
2017 February 10
2016 February 16
2015 February 8
2014 February 15
2013 February 3
2012 January 30
2011 February 23
2010 March 4

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Edibles 2018

basil *

snap: contender  (buff valentine) (bush)

scarlet nantes

slicers: marketmore 76

garlic *
hard neck

blue curled scotch

kohlrabi *
early white Vienna
purple Vienna
delicacy white

leaf: salad bowl
leaf: red salad bowl
leaf: black seeded simpson
romaine: forellenschluss “speckled trout”
romaine:  red
soft head (butterhead) : buttercrunch

onion sets
red comred (red)
ebenezer (white)

parsley *
flat leaf
giant of italy

shelling types: little marvel (dwarf)
snow peas: melting sugar

bell: golden bell:  starter plant
bell: early summer:  starter plant
bell: red beauty:  starter plant
bell:  red knight X3R:  starter plant
bell:  Valencia orange:  starter plant
bell:  California Wonder:  starter plant
bell:  lilac:  starter plant
jalapeno: mucho nacho: starter plant
jalapeno: capsicum annuum:  starter plant

multi-colored: french breakfast
multi-colored: sparkler
multi-colored: scarlet turnip white tip
red: cherry belle

squash, summer
early prolific straightneck
black beauty (zucchini)
early white bush scallop

squash, winter
candy roaster

grape/cherry type: chocolate cherry: starter plant
grape/cherry type:  sun sugar:  starter plant
grape/cherry type: sweet baby: starter plant
grape/cherry type: red cherry: starter plant
grape/cherry type: sweet 100: starter plant
plum/roma type: amish paste: starter plant
plum/roma type: la roma: starter plant
plum/roma type: roma:  starter plant
standard slicers: early girl: starter plant

----- Perennials -----

asparagus *
jersey knight

mint *

winter onion
Egyptian Walking *

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you well.  We are good at Garden on Sherlock Street. So many things going on that I just don't find time to post here as I once did.  Still a lot happening in the garden.  If you've been following the tour photos each month, you know we made a big change to the front garden last summer.  Scan back a bit and you will find individual posts about the project.  I am dreaming of the new plants I'll get to put in there, but I know there is more dirt work and a little more limestone construction waiting for us next spring first.  Then, the plants will go in gradually as we don't have the water resources to start a lot of new things at once.  As all gardens, it will evolve.  We just got a break from bitter cold weather.  Having two days in a row reach above freezing is a real treat.  Amazing how nice 35 degrees can feel after being below freezing for a long stretch with some nights below zero.  Brrrr!  Not that I want to be buried in snow, but we really need some moisture.  It is very dry.  Already high fire danger in our area.  Our holiday gatherings were good.  We enjoyed time with family and friends as well as a lot of good food.  Hope you enjoyed the season too.  Focusing on my houseplants currently and about to start planning next season's veggie garden.  I have the January tour photos almost ready to post.  Look for them soon.  Thanks for stopping by.