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, February 13, 2012

Harvest Monday

lettuce, kale, tatsoi and one lone mache plant
Welcome to Harvest Monday, a great blog hop hosted by Daphne's Dandelions. Stop over there and enjoy visiting with gardeners from around the world!

This week has been warm (for Feb.), dry and very windy. Also very crazy at my work and this week isn't much better. Going on 8 days straight tonight and the past two being graveyard. Looking forward to having 3 days off at the end though. Also looking forward, they are forecasting rain around Wed. and we sure need it badly.

Mostly harvested the usual salad greens this week, many types of lettuce, kale, cilantro, sorrel, chickweed, spinach, along with a couple of tatsoi and one lone mache plant. I did discover that I have mache volunteers in one bed, but they are tiny yet.

Here's a few more pics from inside the greenhouse. You can see some construction details in my post from the other day, Simple Homemade Greenhouse.
Blue bellied lizard

I have several small lizards and a couple of spiders running around in the greenhouse. This lizard fell into one of the big tubs and couldn't get out so I rescued it. It's belly is like electric blue.

The strawberries are beginning to bloom

Salad Bowel lettuce

This 24 inch pot of Salad Bowl lettuce gave me 6 oz in one picking.

tomato blossoms

The crazy Yellow Marble tomato is blooming!

And now I am off to bed; one more night of graveyard....


  1. You are brave, I would not go anywhere near a lizard.

  2. LOVE that belly on the lizard. LOVE LOVE LOVE>...

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  4. Oh I love my lizards! They say cats are good to get rid of scorpions because they will catch and kill them. But I have waaaay less scorpions now, more than ten years without a cat, than before. Because cats also kill lizards and toads which eat all the same bugs scorpions do. Now that I have tons of lizards and toads around they are competing for the food.

  5. That is a handsome lizard. I would enjoy having him in my greenhouse too. In our yard though it would be the chickens that would get him - not the cat. Your greens look delicious and I hope you survive the rest of your crazy work week and get some much needed down time.

  6. what a cute little lizard! I want to grow tatsoi next year so bad, it looks so yummy!

  7. also thanks for the advice about raising rabits! when we get to that point, I will join and most likely email you! :)

  8. Mum and dad get what we call skinks in their greenhouse too - I love them, in fact I love all reptiles although snakes I am hands offish with for obvious reasons.... Nice tomato blossums - my plants could use some of those.

  9. What a cute little lizard. :) Great looking plants!


  10. Love your little friend and the crops are looking great also.

  11. First time to see such a lizard... thanks for sharing...