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 20, 2012

Harvest Monday

lettuce & other greens, violas, radishes
Welcome to Harvest Monday, a great blog hop hosted by Daphne over at Daphne's Dandelions. Stop over there and visit with amazing gardeners from around the world.

This week besides the usual salads of baby lettuces, chickweed, red mustard, cilantro, sorrel, arugula and a few radishes, I harvested a bunch of carrots, some even actually a respectable size.

I also harvested some Giant Red Mustard from the large tub in the greenhouse along with some spinach and lamb's quarters to steam together, that was very yummy, but I forgot to take a pic!

Dwarf Grey Sugar pea blossom

All sorts of goodies are promising in the greenhouse, the peas have begun blooming so hopefully there will be a few pods on next weeks harvest tally.

Little Marvel Peas in Bloom

Ferry Morse Gourmet Lettuce Mix in a tub

F-B, onion, radish, misticanza lettuce, chard in the greenhouse bed

Wall pots of Sweet Alyssum smell like honey

All over Italy nearly every house and apartment, no matter how small the space has flowers growing in pots, especially geraniums. In many of the towns blank walls are covered with wall pots similar to these, full of blooms. Theirs tend to be larger and made of terracotta, some of them glazed and painted Majolica style. These are only about 13 inches across the widest part and are made of terra cotta colored plastic. I do like that they have built in saucers. They were easy to hang on two screws or nails in the wall. I got mine from Amazon after searching almost every where for them. They are not very expensive and I'm going to order some more. Wall pots are a great solution for those of us that are space challenged! I don't want the moss lined baskets because it is way to hot and dry here-those things would have to be watered three times a day even in the shade.


  1. very nice harvest considering we're in the middle of February :)

  2. beautiful carrots, I cannot wait to harvest our root veggies. I love that you have flowers everywhere! We still have pansys too and some violas just popped up a few days ago. :)

  3. The salad leaves in your greenhouse bed look fabulous - beautifully healthy.

  4. Everything looks beautiful - but those beds of greens in the greenhouse are exceptionally nice. Those carrots look like they have begun sizing up nicely too.

  5. I'm really jealous of your greenhouse. We have a frame that needs to be erected and plastic that needs to be purchased. It's just so hard to make that work a priority.

  6. Lovely harvest, beautiful violas and greens.
    Are you growing peas in tunnel?

  7. Your greenhouse beds are looking good, such healthy lettuce mix and all those flowers on your peas!
    Such a pretty colored flower on the sugar pea. Mary last year when i visited Italy i loved going for early morning walks and looking at all the gardens or little balconies full of color, your pots capture that Italian feel!

  8. That really a nice size carrot from cool season. Ours always come out misshapen;-).