Blog Statement

Life is too short to eat bad food! Sharing great recipes, farm life, stories and photography from our Northern California dairy farm.

TDM CCN Header

June 29, 2011

A Simple Gardener

This past February, when we were having 80 degree temps and what I thought was going to be an early summer, so I sprinkled some seeds and planted some bulbs in the simple container garden from last summer.  Little did I know that our spring/summer like weather we were experiencing was only to last through the month of February.

I have yet to plant our 'formal' garden for the year.

Yesterday, it poured down rain all day long.

Today I went out to the containers in which I planted the carrot and parsley seeds, onion and garlic bulbs.  I have never planted garlic {the larger bulb on the left} so I'm not sure if this is what it's supposed to look like or not, but I plan on hanging it to dry.
The onions are small, maybe I pulled them too soon or maybe they're the size they are because of the lack of warm weather.  The carrots are great and sweet and there's a ton of them.

Parsley grows like a weed and smells so good.  I cut a small bunch and it now sits in a jar with water on my windowsill, ready to use.

How's your garden growing and what can you tell me about onions and garlic?

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment, I love to hear from you!. Have a fantastic day!

Pin It


Katie said...

I can't wait to spend some time in my garden this weekend. It's had very little love from me lately. It's been weeded 2x since planting May 18. The watermelon and cantaloupe plants didn't make it due to lack of attention. I don't have any garlic or onions but tell me what you learn!

Maureen said...

The one thing I miss most is not having the space for a big veggie garden. Nothing better than picking and cooking and eating!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I didn't plant carrots, onions, or garlic, but now I'm a little jealous!

Nancy said...

I plant garlic in the fall. Let the leaves dry a bit before digging then braid and hang.

Looks like your garden has done well so far. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I don't know anything about onions and garlic other than I like them! :-)))

I hope you're having a good day!

Ott, A. said...

80 degrees in February seems unreal when I was up to my knees in snow and ice. Now tell me more about cutting your parsley and putting it in a jar of water. how long does it last? Do you just pull it out of the water when you are ready to use it in your cooking? i have some cilantro and was wondering if I could do the same.

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

@Ott, A., It lasts up to two weeks in the jar of water and I just pull it out when I need it and snip off the ends. You can definitely do the same with cilantro and basil...keeps it fresh:)