Archive for June, 2014

June 5, 2014

garden update – a few herbs, more vegetables, and a NEW chest (sort of)

Posted in fitness & health

Cooler temperatures with a nice breeze and cloudy skies made yesterday (Wednesday) the best day to be productive. And productive we were!

The B. and I started with the eggplant: Listada, Green Apple, Bonica (the classic).

We then planted the only Zucchini Romanesco which The B. had grown from a seed in the comfort of her condo. Other Zucchini Romanesco seeds were planted before we covered everything with this veil to keep the bad bugs out.

Here you have the Italian Parsley. We planted some Thyme of Provence next to it, and there’s also Rosemary growing nearby.

Isn’t this the cutest little Purple Basil baby? It will grow in the shade of the lovage plant, on the left, and whatever’s on the right (can’t remember the name). We planted basil seeds beside the tomatoes, so it’ll also be in the shade. The B. says basil doesn’t like too much sun.

And finally, remember the rickety chest The B. was stuck with? And how she was promised a better one? Well, her dream came true: introducing THE NEW CHEST.

The inside looks like the entrance to the catacombs…

I hope The Verdun Horticultural Society won’t come looking for its sign, because that would leave The B. with a dirty topless chest. HA!

June 3, 2014

garden update

Posted in fitness & health

Spent yesterday afternoon with The B., in the garden, under the sun — it was 28 degrees Celsius (82F) but felt like 35 (95F) thanks to the humidex factor. Still, the grow must go on! (garden humour, haaaaaa)

Between gulps of water and breaks in the shade, we ended up planting:

Tomatoes — Pantano Romanesco x 2

Tomatoes, one of each — Cherry Black,
San Manzarno, Celebrity and Cœur de bœuf

Pimentos known as ‘D’espellette’ & Pepper – Mini mix

I was amazed to see how the lettuce had grown in just one week…

And even more amazed to learn I’d be eating some for supper!

My share of the crop — Nature’s delicious little miracles. Mmmmmm…

Follow the garden story:
(1) i’m GARdening
(2) i’m GARdening / SCENE 2