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I kind of went crazy planting lettuce this year.

There were so many wonderful sounding varieties available at the Abundant Life Seed company where I placed my seed order, that I think I went a wee bit overboard…

The varieties I grew are as follows…

Green Salad Bowl
Cimmaron
Sunset
Tomahawk
Super Jericho
and a Mesclun Salad Blend.

As far as taste goes – they are all wonderful in the early cool of spring, but we had a hot streak in May and almost all of the lettuce became bitter at that point except for the Green Salad Bowl which is the lime green curly lettuce that looks like typical garden lettuce. Because of that, it’s the only variety I will order again next year… along with a few more varieties that I still need to try. But I will attempt to keep a slightly cooler head with next year’s order.

My Broccoli Harvest

June 16th, 2011

This is my broccoli harvest.
After growing these plants from seeds, nurturing them through the winter months, transplanting them to the garden and encouraging them to grow for the past eight weeks, this is what I get.

I actually cut about this same amount a few days ago and chopped them up in an omelette for the CD and myself, but this batch did not get the star treatment.

Instead it got mercilessly added to a pot of Ramen.

And this shall be the fate of all the other veggies in my garden who choose to perform so poorly!

You. Have. Been. Warned.

This week I’ve got some delphiniums blooming by the stoop.

In mauve…

And purple…

I’ve got some terra cotta yarrow blooming by the deck…

And a few orange coneflowers including this mutated one that reminded me of last year’s freaky flower.

And finally, I plucked a few dianthus from the base of my fancy garden urn.

This week’s bouquet.

She is a colorful one!