Posts tagged ‘Vegetables’

How My Guest Bedroom Became a Greenhouse

What do you do when your first attempt at a cold frame fails? You get grow lights and start an indoor garden!

I got these for Christmas and spent the weekend setting up my new garden. For herbs I have rosemary, thyme, oregano, lots of basil (I like to make my own pesto), tarragon, spearmint, parsley, and cilantro. For veggies I planted sugar snap peas, carrots, parsnips, radish, turnips, scallions, leeks, green beans, cherry tomato, jalapenos, bell peppers, arugula, butterhead lettuce, spinach, and endives. I also have a few avocado trees which we started this summer. A lot of these are in small containers so I know I will have to expand my operation and replant them once they get big enough. It’s a pretty sweet setup for now though. (more…)

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January 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Uh Oh…The Ground is Frozen

With tonight’s impending snow storm I thought today would be a good time to harvest the rest of the items in my vegetable garden that are not protected by the cold frame. I ended up with one green bell pepper, 3 lbs of carrots, a bunch of small leeks, and (hopefully) enough onions to survive the winter. Tomorrow I’m going to make some potato leek soup – YUM. I’ll probably cut up and freeze some of the carrots since I doubt we’ll eat them all before bouncing around from parent to parent’s house over the holidays. As for the onions, well first they have to dry and cure. This could take a while. Then I’ll keep them in our uninsulated  mud room which usually stays around 35 degrees F. This and keeping them in a ventilated, but dark bag should help slow the growing process and keep them through the next few months. (more…)

December 19, 2009 at 5:33 pm 3 comments


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