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Saturday Farmer’s Market

June 15, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 9

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me if he could take it over and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d show you how things are growing.

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Obviously, it’s pretty green around here!

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To-MAY-toes! Yum!!!I can’t wait to put that on some bread.

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The beans plants are almost as tall as me!

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We have sugar snap peas!! Daughter says, well, I don’t know how to type it out, but it’s the aural equivalent of YUM.

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SOMETHING has been eating on my brussels sprout leaves. I have to spray them. As soon as I make the spray. My blender is going to love me.

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Cucumber bloom! There are lots and lots of inch long cucumbers in there.

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Yummy, yummy mint. I have to make some lemonade.

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This week I cut down all the oregano and am drying it. Not a moment too soon either; I’m on my last jar of dried!

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And here is the comfrey salve I made. It looks, feels, and smells marvelous! Next time, I will add just a little bit more beeswax. I’d like it a touch thicker.

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The kids caught Mr. Pip here last week and we set him free today. I’m going to miss him. He always held my finger when I picked him up!

So, how are things growing where you are? Do you have a garden? Do you want to start one? You know I want to hear all about it.

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Saturday Farmer’s Market // June 2, 2013

June 2, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 7

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me if he could take it over and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

I am so embarrassingly late with this. Hello? It’s Sunday? Ugh. But, better late than never, right? Here’s a quickie update.

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There she is. Isn’t she getting big? I LOVE her. My garden is bringing me so much joy and peace this year. Both of which I sorely need.

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Baby cucumbers have appeared!

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The beans and peas are a’climbin’!

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The pepper plants have lots of flowers.

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The Brussels sprouts are huge. Believe it or not, there are carrots under there. I swear! And a couple rogue cucumber plants I haven’t had the heart to pull. Will have to soon though. :(

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The onions are doing great.

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Another angle.

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And the pièce de résistance! Baby tomatoes!!! Holla!!!

Today I made some comfrey salve. Will report sometime this week as to how that turned out. I love the way it feels on my skin (and my joints love it!) so I hope it turns out right. I’ve never made it before! Next I plan to make some rosemary and lavender essential oils. And, since I have some beeswax leftover, I may make a candle! Eek! So exciting!

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Saturday Farmer’s Market

May 18, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 5

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me last month if I minded if he resurrected it (just in time for Easter!) and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

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This is my comfrey. It has grown so large! It will have flowers soon, which are so pretty. I love it! I hope to make some salve from the leaves this year. Good for the aching joints!

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This is one of my 12 potato plants. They are SO tall now!

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A row of onions. They are growing so fast. I need to plant the other 40.

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Beans and sugar snap peas are growing fast. I can’t wait to see them climbing that trellis.

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This is the daughter’s garden. It’s a lovely mishmash of flowers, cabbage, brussels sprouts, rogue tomato plants and wildflowers. Wild and beautiful, just like her!

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My first (and main) bed. Brussels sprouts are huge, the carrots are tiny, the pepper plants are…still alive? They don’t look like they have grown much yet. On the far right, is part of the line of tomatoes. They have doubled in the last week.

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Another view. I got a little snap-happy.

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Looking down on a brussels sprout plant (and my toes!). We were curious as to whether one could eat the leaves or not (since they look a lot like cabbage leaves. Turns out you can! And from what we read, are actually more nutritious than the sprouts! Can’t wait to try some!

So? How doth your garden grow?

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Saturday Farmer’s Market

April 20, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 3

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me last month if I minded if he resurrected it (just in time for Easter!) and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

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Look at the wee baby peach! I love it!

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This is my daughter’s bed. There are a couple flowers that came back from last year. Her school project cabbage. One brussels sprout. A lot of wild flower seed she scattered a couple weeks ago. And about FIFTY baby tomato plants. I just don’t even know where to put them.

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The surprise cucumber(s)! They came up from last year’s plant.

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The brussels sprouts are getting so big!

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So are the onions!

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And I am so proud of my potatoes! Isn’t it adorable!

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The comfrey is coming up nicely.

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So is the oregano. Thank goodness, because I’m almost out of my dried batch from last year.

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Here we have more oregano, rosemary, chives, thyme, and the parsley that will not die. That parsley is from LAST summer. It lived all winter!

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And this is some random flower in the daughter’s box that came back from last year. Not sure what it is. Any clues?

Today I will be putting in the wee baby tomato plants, cucumbers, jalapeños, sweet banana peppers, and, if the seeds sprout today, beans and peas. If they don’t, they’ll go in tomorrow.

What do you have planned for your garden this week? Or will you be hitting up the Farmer’s Market?

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Saturday Farmer’s Market

April 14, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 6

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me if I minded if he brought it back and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

Lots going on in the garden this week!

Since I have to move my tomatoes this year (they got the blight last year, so I can’t  plant them where I had them for a couple of years, I started “plowing” a new row for them. It’s hard work ripping up turf with your own two hands, yo! Me feel so strong. And also, everything hurts.

And, this is a lot longer than it looks in this picture. I didn’t realize this angle would shorten it so much! It’s long enough for about 5 tomato plants, and I need to add about 2 more feet to it today.

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The onions started coming up!

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So did the potatoes! Cute!!

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The Brussels sprouts are looking good. They grew quite a bit this week! LOVE Brussels sprouts!

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I also see some lettuces! Such cute little lettuces!

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Next week will see the garden really get going with tomatoes going down, beans, and peas. Oh, and also CUCUMBERS!!!!! Also need to get more compost down on the potatoes and need to add some cow, um, manure, to the main bed. I think that soil might be a tight under nourished. OH, and I want to get some dried milk around the Brussels sprouts to give the soil a little more calcium. AND, I want to mulch it ALL. I NEED MORE TIME.

Anyone know a good, natural, way to get rid of ants? Bueller? I tried vinegar, but the little buggers are still there! UGH!

Thanks Chris, for bring this back, I’ve missed it so!

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Saturday Farmer’s Market

April 6, 2013 Photos, Saturday Farmer's Market 11

Saturday Farmer’s Market is an event I started a couple of years ago, but kind of let get away from me. My dear, dear friend Chris asked me last month if I minded if he resurrected it (just in time for Easter!) and I was delighted to turn the reins over to him. Check out his blog for more gardening and good food goodness and join in the fun!

As for my own blog, things are starting to get going! And you know me; I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Right now I am chomping at the bit to get some tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers in the ground, but in the meantime, I have these lovelies going.

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The first things to raise their  “heads” were the trees. The peach tree is covered in lovely blooms, and my weeping cherry is weeping prettily.

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New addition to the garden this year: potato bags! I’m putting in two more tomorrow. I hope I’m rolling in potatoes. I have never actually GROWN potatoes though, so we’ll see how this goes.

 

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Another new thing to try: Brussels Sprouts! The girl and I are obsessed with Brussels Sprouts, so planting them made sense. We have 8 plants!

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The beautiful, beautiful asparagus is coming up. I know it’s hard to see in this picture, but trust me. It’s there.

 

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The comfry is coming back!!

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So is my chocolate mint!

 

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And my yummy, yummy oregano.

Next weekend I hope to put in my beans and sugar snap peas. I’m trying the beans in a new spot, a new type, and with a different kind of trellis. Should be interesting!

Have you gotten up to anything in your garden yet? Or have you gotten anything interesting from the Farmer’s Market yet? Do tell! Chris! Here! I’ll be watching!

 

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Saturday Farmer's Market – Spring's Coming!

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Y’all, my fingers are itching. Itching to get into some dirt! Witness my splurge last night!

It’s all about container gardening and there are some really original ideas in it. While I have a huge, empty of all kinds of growth except grass, backyard and a husband who hates to mow it, he also refuses to let me plow it up for a real garden. *sigh* *rolls eyes* So I have to be satisfied with my containers and my raised beds. *weary sigh*

Anyway.

Then, last weekend, I went to a gardening class! It was so. much. fun. A lady at my church has an herb garden and she started giving classes last fall and then started up again this spring. Last week’s class was on how to start plants from seed, and how to take cuttings. We got 6 seedlings and 3 cuttings. Here are my seedlings. A couple are already coming up!

The little guy on the left is called Genovese Basil. I have never grown it before, so I’m really excited about it. I love me some basil. Pesto! The little guys on the right, who didn’t not seem to want to come into focus, are dill. Pickles!

Here are my cuttings. The first is called Citrus Kitchen Mint and it smells amazing. I asked and yes, it is supposed to look all shriveled. Apparently, once it gets over the violation of being cut off of it’s mother plant, it will perk right up. The other is thyme, which I LOVE and have always wanted to grow. I really hope it makes it! Of course, if it don’t, I’ll just buy me another. :)

The biggest surprise is all the stuff going on in my garden! I planted some collards and carrots late last fall, only have them wiped out by an unexpected and very early snow. Well, just look. They all decided to come back! AND I got a surprise spinach to boot! I didn’t plant any, it must have naturally seeded itself last year. This is great because my daughter LOVES spinach and refuses any sandwich that doesn’t have it on it.

I have another class today at 10 on how to lay out gardens. I have a few plans up my sleeve to get around the hubby. *wicked laugh*

I can’t wait!

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Saturday Farmer's Market

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This is the first year I’ve tried to grow anything new after September and I am so surprised by how much is growing!  Look!

Collards!  Which look suspiciously like clover!  I have to thin them out soon. :(

And the spinach! She is a-growin’!

And, amazingly enough, I have more carrots coming up now than I did this spring!

What I am the happiest to see, however, is autumn!  It is finally in my yard!

*sigh* Beautiful.  This is my burning bush, which is getting so big and, well, burning red! I just love it.

Oh, I almost forgot.  I have more zombie roses!

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Saturday Farmer's Market

October 2, 2010 Saturday Farmer's Market 5

First things first.  Check out all the yummy goodness I got at the market today!  It felt like a mad grab to get the last of all the summer goodies and boy did I!

I got green beans (white runners too, yummy!), yellow squash, cabbage, tomatoes (I am so sad to see these go!!!), white pumpkins for the kiddos, and, for the first time ever, brussel sprouts!  I have never seen them at my market and we were beside ourselves excited.  I can’t wait to roast them!

In other news, my spinach is growing!

And, strangely enough, so are these:

Asparagus!  Color me surprised.  So, how doth your garden grow?

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