Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Another of my favorite kitchen garden delectables to grow! Lettuce - yummy...

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Wong Bok Cabbage

As an organic gardener, there's nothing more special than being able to go into the kitchen garden and snip a few herbs, lettuce or a nice head of Chinese cabbage. Well, that is when the snails don't get to the seedlings before they're able to grow into a head of cabbage! Generally, I try to focus on companion planting in order to keep the dreaded snails and slugs away from cabbage. I think my cabbage rows were too wide or NOT close enough to the radicchio or arugula, which the snails seem to hate. Within two days of this photo, the cabbage was a distant memory - completely eaten to invisibility.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Zinnia Bounty

A neighbor has the most glorious display of zinnias in her border. I couldn't resist taking a photo.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Bold and Beautiful Radicchio

This radicchio shocked me. It was so beautiful that I wasn't sure I was growing it properly. It was so shiny in a deep wine color with a stark white contrast. Simply shocking. Don't know about anyone else but all the radicchio I've ever eaten was dull and looked like it had been picked days prior. This is another incredibly easy plant to grow and the bugs didn't seem to bother it at all!