Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene came through overnight. My family evacuated, as we live 4 blocks from the water. However, our neighborhood seems to have fared well. We hope to return tonight, and I'm curious to see what a Category 1 Hurricane did to my little garden.

Of course, the day we prepped our yard for the storm, we discovered peppers for the first time.

A lot of the surrounding towns, not to mention much of the state and entire eastern seaboard, are experiencing massive flooding. I'm thankful that my family is safe, and it's a nice bonus that I still have a house to go home to.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

CSA - Week 12

Last week, we had a lot of rain in the area and the farm experienced some flooding. Because of that, they decided to cancel that week's CSA delivery and extend the season further into November. We were able to receive the CSA delivery this week without issue, just in time for Hurricane Irene.

I will have to add weights another time, as I have evacuated in preparation for the storm.

Sweet Frying Peppers

Friday, August 12, 2011

CSA - Week 11

Such a colorful CSA box this week!

Potatoes - almost 2 pounds (5 potatoes)
Sweet Frying Peppers - over a pound and a half (7)
Red Onion - one pound (6)
Yellow Squash - over 2 1/2 pounds
Roma Tomatoes - 1 3/4 pounds (10)

I haven't cooked with any of it yet because I was out all day Thursday and Friday. I just bought a bag of potatoes the other day, but since they'll last a while, that's okay. I need to use the tomatoes ASAP, but I don't like raw tomatoes much. Sunday is looking like a rainy day, so that would be a great day for cooking.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Vegetables do, in fact, grow from seeds.

Go figure!

After a few months of just kind of waiting it out and learning from my mistakes, I may actually have something here. If I can manage to keep them alive for a little longer, I will have at least one tomato and at least one cucumber. This makes me happy! As I've said, this was a learning experience, and I will not be angry or terribly upset if I don't yield much of anything this growing season, but I will definitely be extremely psyched if I do!

We were on vacation for the past week, and my wonderful neighbor watered my garden while we were gone. She also snagged my CSA delivery from my porch and kept it indoors for me. In return, I asked that she please help herself to anything in the box that looks good! She had the caneteloupe and basil. I am so glad she had the basil since my garden actually is producing a boatload of basil. Week 10 also consisted of tomatoes, red onions, and a head of cabbage.

So anyway, my neighbor warned me that she does not have a green thumb but would definitely get the garden watered. Well, she's my good luck charm. Check it out!!