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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
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.

Cool Beans!

May 11th, 2011

Back in February, I ordered several varieties of heirloom seeds including six packages of beans.

When I saw how pretty the seeds were, I had to photograph them for my blog.

This would be why bloggers are a special brand of crazy.

But look at them!

These look like they could be seeds for killer whales!

Or Holsteins!

Or Penguins!

This one is called ‘Dragon’s Tongue’.

Yes, I know they are laying by a package labeled Cupidon, but that is because I laid them beside the wrong package.

I can’t wait to try them!

I planted them today.

I don’t know if it is right to be this excited about what really amounts to a hill of beans.

But I am.

Gardening is a special kind of crazy too.