Victory Garden: First Harvest

My garden is growing like wild!

Behold, the first harvest from my Victory Garden. The Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard is getting tall and strong. Using the self-explanatory named “Cut and Come Again” method, I cut some leaves twice last week. I wrapped them in a damp towel, and popped them in the crisper.

A beautiful bouquet of chard!
A beautiful bouquet of chard!

Today, I cooked up my chard bouquet. It’s hot and humid, so I didn’t want too much stove time. Continue reading

Victory Garden: Successes, Failures and Mysteries

Victory GardenThings are happening in my little garden!

Successful Things:

Kale and chard look like actual plants.
Beets and carrots are visible and growing.
Peas are trying to take over the world.
Those onions I didn’t plant are huge.
The strawberry has leetle teensy green berries.
Green beans are popping right up, except for the one that got crunched by some creature.

Unsuccessful Things:

My pepper and eggplant seedlings were not strong enough to make it. They were replaced by hardy plants from the garden center, same varieties.

Remains to be Seen:

My tomato seedlings are hanging in there, but may not be strong enough, either. In the event of their demise, I’ll replace them with Brandywine seedlings from the garden center.

My cucumbers just don’t know what they want to do with their lives.