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Teenie Tiny Brussel Sprouts

The super cool thing about gardening is that nothing REALLY is a mistake...it's an EXPERIMENT! My brussel sprouts ended up being kinda small. I attribute that to planting them too late in the season and planting them where they were lacking the sunshine that they required early on, and possibly not fertilizing the soil enough. Once I realized that the brussels were starting to decline...thus at their peak...even though they were still a bit tiny (not the 1" diameter sprouts t

Zucchinitastic

Did you know that today, Wednesday, August 8th is National Zucchini Day?!? Yup, it is :) The Old Farmer's Almanac says to "pick squash young, about three to five days after flowering when they are 3-4 inches long, for tender sweet fruits. Bigger ones are best shredded and used for baked goods." (https://www.almanac.com/blog/gardening-blog/zucchini-fertility-spawns-annual-holiday) I think this one is ready for picking. You can see the flower (positioned by my index finger) has

San Marzano Shout-Out

I want to give a very heart-felt shout out to Monica. Mike's friend at work, Monica, goes to the Fullerton College Horticulture Department's Tomato Sale every year. This year she brought back 2 gorgeous San Marzano tomato plants for our garden. I love the plants, but most of all I appreciate her thinking of us and our garden. Her San Marzanos have been planted in a place of honor. We expect some amazing meals to come out of these tomatoes. San Marzanos are a prized Roma typ

Rockstars at the Garden

This week's rockstars are the Early Red Acre Cabbages and Mammoth Sunflowers. The cabbage greens have taken over their box, though we can't see their heads yet. We harvested a few broccoli crowns and learned that when you see yellow flowers starting to form, to cut the floret off quick because it will make the texture mealy. However, the broccoli we ate from our garden was the best broccoli on the planet! There are still florets on the stalks that look promising and should tu

I'm a veggie mama!

I am so proud...my seeds are sprouting. #beans #organicgardens #communitygardens #veggievirgins #beginninggardeners #seedlings