Friday, February 20, 2009

Pretty Day Pictures and a Meme

It was a beautiful day today. I spent the afternoon in the garden. Here are a few pictures of what is going on.

Cabbages and a crystal ball.

Broccoli and a Calico

The first head of cabbage which will be kraut in a week.

Parsley, I have about four large parsley plants. Anyone want to come help me bale it?
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James and Shala posted a meme yesterday and I thought I would play along.

Describe your gardening style.

Well does what a mess count as a style?

What was the last plant you bought?

Curly Whirly Juncus.

What were the last seeds you bought?

Heirloom tomatoes, but I have to add that I received some really cool heirloom seeds from Monica including Avivvi and Ladino di Panacchio. Thanks Monica.

When was the last time you picked dirt out from under your nail?

Well I need to do that right now.

Any plans for the garden this year?

Convert the whole thing over to raised beds. I am about a third done with this project.

What was your biggest mistake in gardening ever?

Giant rose bush in tiny space, using a broken thermometer in the compost pile, trying to grow a Brandy wine tomato plant year after year and never succeeding here because we get too hot (I never learn). I am sure there will be more.

Biggest success.

Raising three boys who love veggies.

If you could do anything right now regarding gardening what would it be.

Control the weather. Wait that is the gardening super power I want.

Thanks Double Danger for hosting this meme.

And if that were not enough. James asked me a few questions a little bit ago and tonight he posted my response with a few other garden bloggers. I feel so Auntly. Anyway, go check out the responses of "What Does Gardening Mean to You" over at Double Danger.


  1. Look at those veggies, they look great. Controlling the weather is definitely a superpower we all could use. ;)

  2. Racquel, I am thinking of doing the gardening super power poll again this year. It was fun. Thanks for the veggie complement.

  3. I like all your pictures and all your answers, but what I love the most is that you tought your boys to eat veggies! Good job, mama!!!

  4. I envy you your veggie eating kids. But I never give up trying to tempt mine and I never will!

    Gorgeous vegies you clever girl. Wish I could come raid your parsley patch, chickens ate all of ours. I'd swap you some eggs of course. :)

  5. I love learning about your and yes!, I'll come help you bail your goodies. It all looks very healthy and yummy. Do I need to bring string?

  6. Your cabbages and parsley are thriving! Does parsley reseed itself? It is so green and lush, I think I'll try some just for the way it looks; never mind whether or not we'll eat it! Good job.

  7. Love the pictures Debbie .. makes me sigh .. but some day Spring will come ? I especially love the Calico and broccoli .. very very cute !

  8. I love how the calico face is framed by the leaves!

  9. This was fun reading! Do you get the butterfly caterpillars on your parsley?

  10. Foxy, You would get as much parsley as you wanted for fresh eggs.

    Anna, bring baling wire.

    Joy, Trixie spends every warm afternoon napping under the plants. Spring is coming, I promise

    Thanks Brenda, Sometimes I get lucky, but I still need to learn how to properly use a camera.

  11. Your cabbage is gorgeous (only a fellow garden could say that, right?). And the photo of kitty using a cabbage leaf as a parasol is adorable!


  12. Cindy, Yes lay people do not usually compliment cabbages. Trixie thinks she is quite pretty under the leaves.