Wednesday, May 25, 2011

3rd year of gardening.

This is my 3rd year of gardening, wow, time flies, it seemed just yesterday we moved here, and now this will be my third gardening experience. The first year we only had one little spot for gardening, where we grew tomatoes, and some dill. The second year, I realized that there is an amazing world of seeds out there, so I bought a whole bunch of seeds from Bountiful gardens, which I really liked. We had 2 spots where I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, a lot of different herbs, sunflowers, and other veggies. This being my 3rd year, I couldn't wait for spring, to order new seeds, to get my hands into dirt, to see the miracle of plants grow from tiny seeds. This year I ordered from Rare seeds which I love the catalog, it has a lot of colorful pictures, and all the veggies are heirloom, which are rare, and more natural.  So here is what is growing in my garden. Some onions. Everyone loves onions, they go with everything, in salads, into soups, into casseroles. My dear hubby loves to eat them raw....:)
Some early red beets, which we will use for salads, for Russian red borscht.
We have lots of different types of tomatoes, red, yellow, black, and others.
Beautiful cucumber plants. I love a salad made with cucumbers and onions, and some olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum.
...and zucchini plants.
Have you ever tried a french sorrel?
Also strawberries, cabbage, lettuce, Chinese mustard, and radishes....:)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May storm.

Its storming up a summer storm. Or still a spring storm. Its raining, hailing, windy and gray. Feels like winter. We need all the rain we can get here in CA. But it is scary to watch your garden and all the plants you planted get drowned with hard rain and hit by icy hail. I hope it survives. Only God can protect everything.

I do hope you are having a great spring, almost summer. And I hope all the plants will survive the wild storm. :)