Eggplant loves heat
Today’s pick: Our eggplants are loaded with beautiful white and purple fruits. The white eggplant is a variety from Monticello – apparently one that Jefferson grew, and has been passed down through... Read More
I picked up a package of white eggplant seeds at Monticello this winter, and I’m really excited about these! I wasn’t sure what shape to expect from the fruits, and I’m glad... Read More
It Finally Feels like Spring!
I finally started hardening off tomatoes and peppers this week. Last year I decided to start fewer plants inside, and purchase more at the local greenhouse… but I ended up buying seeds... Read More
Coconut Fiber vs. Peat Moss
It’s that time of year again! 10 weeks until Minnesota’s average last frost. We like to put stuff out earlier than that if the weather permits. I have a lot of plans... Read More
Eggplant: Another Summer Favorite
We grew three varieties this summer – Rosa Blanca (pink), Snowy White, and Black. This weekend, I think I’ll make some pita bread and baba ganouj.
Planted: 286 Tomatoes
My 2007 garden plan calls for 285 tomatoes. As of yesterday, we have planted 286 cells/soil blocks of tomatoes. This is a closeup of Heirloom Great White Tomato seedlings, planted about a... Read More
Another new year
Seedlings planted March 5th: Tomato, Jahrdale blue pumpkin, and Brussels Sprouts It’s that time again! I’m excited about this year’s garden. We saved a lot of seeds from last year – various... Read More
… and this is what happens when you let it snow before pulling your eggplants out of the ground (or, rather, out of their pots). The original idea was to move the... Read More
10 quarts of salsa!
Remember the giant amount of tomatoes that I picked the other day? Well, about half of them started to ripen already! So the counter was filled with red, orange, and green tomatoes;... Read More
13 quarts of pickles
I drastically reduced the number of vegetables hanging out on the counter and in baskets in the basement by slicing them up and pickling them. I really, really hope that we like... Read More
The Season Begins
We woke up yesterday morning to a dusting of snow on the ground, which melted and returned throughout the day. The snowfall is pretty light, but it’s been steady since at least... Read More
Niko checked out one of the multiple baskets full of tomatoes this afternoon. With snow in the forecast, it’s time to get these guys off the vines. Surprisingly, there were a lot... Read More