Uncle Tom's Garden
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The Story Of Stuff
Before you go Holiday Shopping, watch this video
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
I have 3 beds of happy Swiss Chard growing during this cool season. All from one packet of seeds. They are so beautiful. I love the red and yellow stems. And they taste delicious too.
On Mondays, I saute a large bunch of chard in coconut oil, with lots of fresh chopped garlic and grey sea salt. It's enough to last me through the week. Each morning for breakfast, I poach 2 eggs for about 2 minutes, and serve it on a portion of the reheated chard, with a Tablespoon of butter melted in.
I only had room for 8 Cauliflower plants in this bed, 4 white and 4 purple. I started them from seed in August. I must have about 40 seedlings that I am trying to give away. They need lots of room, 15" spacing. I am going to border the bed with Bronze Arrow Lettuce as soon as they are ready to transplant.
This bed has a variety of lettuce and greens. Some volunteer arugula and curly endive. The chives are still going strong. The flats in the back are full of baby lettuce seedlings which should be ready to transplant out in another week.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Swiss Chard 1st flat (Sown in Mid July)Seeds were broadcast directly into this 1st flat.
Swiss Chard 2nd flatSwiss Chard is transplanted into this 2nd flat, on 1-2" inch spacing on the diagional. I will keep these on the potting table, in partial shade, for a few days.
Swiss Chard Seedlings now large enough to transplant outdoors into their beds
Swiss Chard in bed #1Planted on the diagional, with 8" spacing between plants.
3 Happy Beds of Swiss Chard from only 1 packet of seeds.
In November, I covered the beds with Remy Cloth to protect from the cooler nights
Weekly Harvest - a large colander of chopped and cleaned chard