We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Starting A New Round of Planting-Beets, Chard, and Radishes

Well I had room in half of one of my raised beds for more vegetables. So I planted beets, swiss chard and assorted radish seeds. However, before doing that, I raked in pine fines, organic fertilizer and cow poo.

We shall see how that goes. I need to harvest basil this week and make more pesto to freeze.


  1. I planted peas and more beans today but didn't get to finish another bed for more carrots and greens. Hopefully tomorrow.

  2. Well, you and I spent Sunday doing the same thing! I planted: Chard..Fordhook and Brite Lites, Beets...Golden, Detroit Red and Chiogga, Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, several varieties of lettuces, carrots, celery, onions and leeks...I filled 6 60 cell Bio Domes and directed seeded one raised bed. It felt great to get back out into the garden (we had a very nice cool overcast day). I hope all of your seeds germinate (mine, too)!

  3. I need to make more pesto this week, too - both basil and radish leaf. I'm going to plant some more vegetables in my empty squares, too. Hoping for a nice September to make up for the soggy summer we've mostly had in Vancouver.