Friday, July 23, 2010

Things are Still Growing - Soon the Blog will Too!



















Parsley in the front, a not yet mighty Sequoia in the back. Other notables - asparagus in the black pot and St. John's Wort in the funky terra-cotta.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mutant Carrots


The carrots we transplanted are funky.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cherries and Berries

For the past week we have been picking a few strawberries. They are sweeter - even sweeter than the delicious and organic Johnson farm berries that we used to make jam. Matt's Rainier Strawberries, shown here, are producing 3-5 berries a day (also pictured: volunteer dill and mint. Lindsey has delicious yellow (golden?) raspberries.






The wind off the East Bay was howling. As Lindsey drove away, she saw a tree had fallen. Beep, beep, she signaled Matt. When he got there, she had realized it wasn't just any tree.
"Ptooey," said Matt as he bit into the tiny red fruit.
"THEY'RE CANNING CHERRIES!" said Lindsey.
After much stretching and picking they had enough for a pie!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Salad for Lunch


Borage flowers, Flashy Butter Oak Lettuce, and Rainbow Chard sure look pretty. Taste good too!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Music of Flowers and Herbs

Might sound like this:
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It is easy to see why Matt loves Lindsey so much. She has the voice of an angel!


We are leaving on a week-long odyssey to the San Juans - I hope our plants are OK.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Plants Have Taken Over.

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Matt says to Lindsey, "It's like we have too many babies." The plants are taking over.
We love it.


Tomato starts for sale - Tomorrow (Saturday, at 10am). Be here or be square.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lettuce, Endive transplants, Radish seeds in the ground


About me: see above. - Matt



The raised bed came with the house Matt rents. Until last spring, it was mostly grass growing out of it. The soil is good in some places, but kind of sandy and depleted in others.

This weekend, Matt is hoping to finally get a truck load of mushroom compost.

When I'm old I will be growing my own compost, turning the soil with the economy of motion of a Tai-Chi master, and designing my beds so I can reach everything without hurting myself. - Matt

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