Saturday, March 31, 2012

Well that's disappointing...

It looks like something is eating my plants.  It looks like only the cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts have been affected.  The kale, tomatoes and peppers have been left alone.  I'm disappointed to say the least. 

They even got the plants in containers.
The front flower bed is where most of this stuff was planted.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I have plants in the ground.

I put some plants in the ground the other day.

I planted kale and several other seedlings in the island bed out front.

Two kale plants took up residence under the lamppost.

The cabbage and Brussels sprouts were planted in the front flower bed.  The garlic was planted there last fall.

More plants in the island bed.
Island bed from another angle.
I actually planted these Brussels sprouts in November.  They've done great through the winter.  (What little bit of it we had.)
My pepper plant is already producing.  This is actually a holdover from last year as well.  It survived the winter in the garage.

I thought I'd add an update on some of my radishes.  They're ready to pick.

I have never gotten radishes to grow this big before.  They're the size of golf balls.  That's lettuce in the front.  It looks like it's finally starting to do something.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Seedling update - March

It's time for another update on the plants.

These kale plants were the first ones that I started.

These tomato plants have done well since they were potted up.

I'm not even sure what this is.  I think it's kale, but it could be broccoli.

Are these Brussels sprouts?  I think they might be. 
Another shot of the tomatoes.
On days that it's warm enough I move the plants outside in the morning so they can get actual sun light.  Then I bring them back in at night.  On cold days they stay in the garage under the lights.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pickled Radishes Update

It's been a week, and the pickled radishes are done.

This is what they looked like last week.

And this is what they look like this week.

I took this picture after I had some with lunch.  That explains the extra room at the top.  I didn't know what to expect since I've never had radishes made this way before.  They turned out really good.  They had a sauerkraut like flavor.  I really didn't notice much bitterness that radishes usually have.  I didn't taste any of them before I put them in the jar, so I don't know how bitter they were to start with. 

Anyway, it turned out to be a good experiment.  It's certainly something that I'll do again.