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1st Celery Ever

Posted by olemike on 01/17/2013

1st Celery of 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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Broccoli Harvest – Fall 2012

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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Garden Status – October 2012

Posted by olemike on 10/21/2012

I thought it was about time I published an update on the status of my fall garden.  All in all, it’s doing pretty well.  I hope to be eating new Broccoli by Thanksgiving.  I have also planted Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Celery, Spinach, and Lettuce.   I still have summer tomatoes growing although they are definitely winding down.  I’m about ready to pull them out and get ready for onions and garlic.  I’ve been fighting a war with cabbage worms.  Any ideas out there for a battle plan? I could use the advice.  I have my helper looking for worms but he doesn’t seem to have the killer instinct.  Oh well, I’ll keep him anyway.

Keep an eye out for my November update.

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2012 Fall Garden

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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