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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

Spectacular Sunflowers

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." -Helen Keller It is amazing what happens to the garden when you are gone for a couple of weeks. We came back to a sunflower jungle. Thanks to our HBCG neighbor, who kept our garden watered...thank you Leslie! Some of the mammoth sunflowers are over 6' tall and a bunch of blooms were out. The shorty sunflowers are on the verge. The stalks are full of buds just waiting for the perfect momen

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

Garden Update

Before thinning After thinning Yay! Our very own greens... Two months in and our Huntington Beach community garden plot is growing well! Lot's of things are happening; however, most (but not all) of it is underground...lol...but we are seeing satisfying progress :) Lettuce is busting out of their squares, so we chatted up the gardener to the north of us to find out when we should/could eat this gorgeous lettuce and she said she's been harvesting for a couple of weeks now. The