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Friday, July 23, 2010

Onions... and garden update

I was just over to the Growveg blog... and they've posted an excellent article on harvesting onions... here.

I am so enjoying my garden... I'll tell you those gravel paths have made all the difference to me this year!  I just love walking around the garden... watering... and watching my garden grow!

We've got baby cucumbers!!!!  I know it won't be long until we're eating some!

And baby pumpkins!!!!

Tomatoes are beginning to ripen.

I'm having company for lunch today!

I will be harvesting baby romaine, arugula, spinach, and radishes just for this special occaision... and we'll enjoy 2 different kinds of quiche... Quiche Lorraine (ham & swiss) and Spinach Bacon.... yum!

Off I go to start making the quiche!


  1. Your garden is SO beautiful - and inspiring. Next year when we can do it right with raised beds, we'll see if we can emulate some of the beauty of your garden. We may not get enough heat for that - we'll have to pick our spot carefully to capture all the 'therms' this yard can get. But I'm going to give it a try, I'm that inspired.

  2. What? You didn't invite me for lunch?

    I planted cucumbers in a container and have had delicious success. Will use a bigger container next year.

    Also have pumpkins in a container. The vines are miles long with dozens and dozens of flowers. The problem....when a ping pong ball size pumpkin develops, it's not long before it gets soft and mushy. Too much water? Not enough? Or some other problem?


  3. Yum love quiche! I was just thinking about making quiche for dinner tonight!

  4. Thanks Peg! I really love my sfg! You'll love it too!

    Shoot Donna... how could I have forgotten to invite you to lunch? Another time?

    Meemsnyc-the quiche came out so good!!! I made quiche lorraine, spinach & bacon, and summer squash & spinach. I totally cheat and use pillsbury pie crust... making quiche is sooo easy with a pillsbury pie crust!

  5. I harvested my first cukes of the season today too! Only 2 ripe tomatoes and they were tiny cherries. I hate waiting for the tomatoes to ripen it's like watching a pot boil.... such anticipation!

  6. Oh -- I know the answer to Donna's question -- they aren't getting pollinated! Either do it by hand or find some bees.

    Your garden is coming along so well! What a treat to see.

  7. Oh, wow! Your garden looks so gorgeous, Toni! I'm looking for something to put between my beds. Mulch still lets so many weeds grow.

  8. Hey June! I tried mulch first but it kept blowing away in our strong gusty Wyoming winds.

    So first we put down landscape fabric then piled on the gravel. I LOVE IT!

    Thanks Stefaneener!
    Ellie Mays Cottage-I know what you mean!

  9. That is a great onion article. My onions are just beginning to get some size to them. I don't know if they will be storing quality. If not, I'll chop and freeze them.

    Hmmm, I never think to make quiche, but both K and I love it. You may have inspired me to try one this weekend.


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