2017-2018 Lettuce Trials

You will have to bear with me for this post,  if you aren’t also a gardening nerd,  but i am so excited to write up the results of the lettuce trials from the fall/  winter season! I grew 15 kinds of open-pollinated lettuce, some were varieties I know I like and always grow,  but most…

Abundance Is Here

      There’s this funny paradox I’ve noticed – when the weather is bad, or there’s anything to do involving a pitchfork and manure, people seem to think we’re hardcore weirdos with a fanatical agriculture hobby….but when it comes to just-ripped-from-the-ground vibrant produce and grassfed steak for dinner every night, then we’re suddenly privileged,…

Before The Frost

      The first frost last night prompted us to glean what we could from the remainder of the summer garden – mostly roselle, small eggplants, and fiery-hot peppers.  A beautiful magenta amaranth plant that had volunteered in the winter garden was harvested for soup greens.  Ethan pulled up the entire hot pepper plants…

Autum Colors

    One of the Marina di Choggia pumpkins we pulled out of the garden in August Thai Red Roselle Down here we don’t get the stunning fall leaf display the way it happens up North.  There are beautiful leaves to find, but the landscape is never lit up with brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. …

Pumpkin Harvest

  The pumpkins are coming out of the garden now.  There are Seminoles from seeds I saved last year, a few Galeux D’eysines, some delicata (didn’t make the pictures), North Georgia Candy Roasters, Jarrahdales and Marina di Choggias.  There are also a pile of Zucchino Rampicante from one vine that seeded itself and has taken…