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, May 25, 2014

Photos From The Garden

So far this year the garden is doing exceptionally well. Here are a few photos taken today. All of the radishes have ben harvested and I plan to plant more basil and swiss chard tomorrow.

My first meyer lemon this year.


 Various lettuce



More tomatoes



Monday, May 19, 2014


I planted my basil this evening, and last night the bean seeds were sown. This spring has been so cool, the lettuce has taken off and so have the cabbages. I do not recall such a cool and at times a rainy spring. However, I have had my tomatoes in for a couple of weeks and they have even grown twice their size.

I hope my garden continues to head in this direction. But who knows what Mother Nature may bring next month.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tomatoes Are In

I know it s a bit risky to  plant tomatoes to their permanent bed this early in southern Ohio, but the long term forecast looks good. So I went ahead and planted them in the raised beds and large pots. My cabbages by the way are doing great. Frankly everything is doing well- lettuce, carrots, radishes, garlic has really taken off. The garlic is more than 2 feet tall.