My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Harvest Monday

Yellow Marble Tomatoes, Radish
Well this has been a bit of a crazy week with my work and getting ready for my first art showing (more on that over on Artists Way, my art blog) I did do a little harvesting, but the lettuce growth has really slowed down. I've already made a note to plant a lot more salad fixings this fall!

And of course our lovely Harvest Monday blog hop is sponsored by Daphne over at Daphne's Dandelions, stop over and visit with gardeners from around the world!

Besides the usual salad greens I did harvest a few more little Yellow Marble Tomatoes. I am still amazed by this plant still going strong! There was one little red radish ready to pull and a golden turnip. (I'll have to check up on the actual variety name).

golden turnip
Overall things are looking great in the greenhouse. The peas are going strong, the violets are blooming and I saw a blossom on one of the strawberry plants. Of course there are no bees out yet to pollinate, so it will be a bit before we actually get any fruit set. I'll try and get out there this week and get some photos for you.

Over the weekend I was at the opening reception for my show on Sat. Then Sunday morning had about 3 truck loads of hot horse manure delivered. Later in the day I picked up a couple of waterlily roots of unknown color from a lady giving them away. I potted one up and took it to my mom for her pond. Now I have to get my tub fixed up and put the other one in there.  I also have a lot of other work to do around the yard.

And of course it's time to get paperwork sorted out and in order, to get ready for filing my taxes. That means cleaning off the desk along with lots of housework back log. And Yikes! It's Monday and time to go back to work already!


  1. Things do have a way of catching up with us and piling up - don't they?! I filed our taxes this weekend, but still have my daughter's return to prepare for her (waiting for a tax form to arrive for her).

    That turnip is a beauty.

  2. Those little tomatoes are so sweet! What I wouldn't do for a fresh tomato right now?! Hope you're week gets straightened out and becomes fabulous! ;-)

  3. I'd probably be out hand pollinating the strawberries lol I so love them.

  4. Hmmm - never see the bees playing with the strawberries. I think they are self pollinating.


  5. Amazing your yellow marble tomatoes are still producing. They are so beautiful.

  6. Your harvest looks great. I'd love to see more pictures of your green house. That is in my list to build some day and I'm always looking for ideas!!

  7. I cannot wait for more root veggies. My hubby noticed a pansy blooming the other day, salad neat week. I was surprised for this time for year. Violas are my favorite flower.

  8. Those tomatoes are very impressive - I never have plants that are strong enough by winter to still be harvesting from them.

  9. Sounds like a busy week! Your harvest looks great. :)


  10. Thanks everyone. I don't have time to fiddle with pollinating strawberries; they will just have to take care of themselves; life is too crazy with work at the moment, I'm lucky to be able to keep things watered since we have been very dry since Dec.

    I will try and do a post about the greenhouse for you and show you the construction, which is very simple.