Garden 2013

I haven’t been updating about all our garden preparations this year, but we have big plans, tons of seeds and things are already growing out there! Here’s a little summary of what the garden looks like at the moment:

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Sunchokes and onions peeking through.
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The front garden has been planted with tomatoes of different kinds among other things.IMG_3335

A new addition in the front are these two cedar boxes that I have stuffed with tomatillos and cucumbers.IMG_3331

Purple artichokes with leaves that look like they’ve outlived the dinosaurs.IMG_3325

The green zucchini is in full bloomIMG_3322

Our giant oregano bush survived the winter and is now trying to take over the garden.IMG_3320 IMG_3313

Bleeding hearts in bloomIMG_3309

The Purple columbine is back for the third time.
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Strawberries ripening.IMG_3305

New crop for this year – Fava beans with their huge leaves.IMG_3300

Giant garlic that was planted in the fall and some sugar peas peeking up behind them.IMG_3292 IMG_3288

Yellow plum tomatoes that we bought pre-grown from the garden centre in order to have some early tomatoes.IMG_3287 IMG_3284

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Harvest times

We’re just harvesting more and more from our little garden. Here’s a taste of what we have to cook with right now:

  • Rainbow carrots (unfortunately we got very few red ones…)
  • Yellow zucchini
  • Green beans
  • Dry pinto beans
  • Yellow onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Oaxacan tomatoes (the first ones are just starting to ripen)
  • Black russian tomatoes (awsome deep tomato flavour)
  • Oregano (that has started to flower in pink)

A freshly cut sun ripened black russian tomato

 

My food garden: A seedy business

Right now I am in Greece for a conference, but just before I left, David and I planted a whole bunch of seeds in the little garden plot we recently dug up. Below it a small sketch of how we’ve planted things. Now it’s just the long wait until things start growing properly!