Posted by olemike on 01/17/2013
1st Celery of 2013
Here is a picture of the first celery from our garden. This season was the first time I had planted Celery, but so far so good. I’ll probably try it again.
Any other celery growers out there? I’d like to hear about your experiences. What are your tips on growing great celery?
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Posted by olemike on 11/11/2012
We harvested our first Broccoli the other day. It weighed 14.9 oz. It was a perfect size for one dinner meal with perhaps a little left over for the next days lunch. It was also exactly 60 days after I planted it which is what the label stated it should take. That’s the first time that’s ever happened for us. Maybe we are getting better at this science ( or art) of gardening. Sometimes it seems like both.
The entire garden is coming along quite well. Take a look.
The cabbage heads are starting to form. I’m also pleased with how the celery is growing. This is our first time growing celery.
The Brussel Sprouts are also doing well.
We were starting to get more Broccoli than we could eat right away so we are freezing the extra. Yesterday, we picked two heads , blanched them, and placed them in Seal-a-Meal, and then put in the freezer for future use.
A couple of days ago, I added another bed of Broccoli and Red Cabbage. They should be ready in a couple of months.
I also recently planted a bed of onions and garlic. It includes Whites, Reds, and Walla Walla sweet onions. The garlic was from left over bulbs we grew last year. I don’t have a good picture of this bed. I’ll post one of it later after we have some growth.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with our winter garden thus far. It’s the most successful I’ve grown to date. We’ll see how it turns out.
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Posted by olemike on 09/18/2012
We planted our fall garden last week. Quite frankly, we were sick and tired of eating so much summer squash, so we decided to rip out the summer beds and get started with our fall garden. Prior to planting, we refurbished the beds with Nutri-Rich chicken pellets, and Gaia Green Rock Dust. Rock Dust is a product advocated by John Kohler, a gardener in Sonoma County, Ca. who may be seen in his many U-Tube videos about gardening. We had never used rock dust before so thought we would give it a try. The Nutri-Rich Chicken pellets were recommended by a master gardener at the Fair Oaks Horticulture center.
We planted Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Tree Kale, Ornamental Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, and Celery.
We planted all sets – purchased from Green Acres Nursery in Roseville, CA. With a little luck, we might have fresh broccoli for Thanksgiving dinner. Wouldn’t that be swell?
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