4.2018

Zion Nat'l Park, Columbine

Greenhouse Update #1, 1.22.15

Oh my, I feel like a new parent! Having just returned last eve from a 5-day trip to Florida for a family visit, I didn’t know what I’d find in the greenhouse. SO much has happened! I am giddy with joy! The seedlings in the grow pellets went from This:

Seedlings 1.11.15

 

 

 

 

To this:

seedlings2 seedlings1

 

 

 

 

The Meyer lemon is in a full revival mode, after a near-death experience, from being inside the house for 5 weeks in it’s shipping wrapper, while the greenhouse was being built (don’t ask…!); truth be told, the Meyer lemon is my favorite plant in the greenhouse, but don’t tell the other plants…

Meyer lemon

 

 

 

 

The seeds I sowed directly into the soil have begun to sprout! Here’s fennel, dill, and cherry tomatoes (you’ve got to really look for them):

dill

 

 

 

 

cherry tomatoes

 

 

 

 

The rhubarb is going strong,

rhubarb

 

 

 

 

and the celery heart that I’ve placed in water is beginning to re-grow–eventually, I’ll put it in the soil also.

celery

 

 

 

 

And finally, after taking these “before” photos, I transplanted to broccoli, beans, Brussel sprouts and artichokes:

broccoli

 

 

 

 

radish.brussel sprout

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery is passionate about food! Starting from where and how it's grown, to how far that food travels to the dinner table, to how it is prepared and savored...Robin blends shopping, cooking, and eating tips with her unique Kitchen Zen and mindful meals approach to enjoying real food.

While you are waiting for her to finish the upcoming book, "Kitchen Zen: The Journey to Nourish Body and Soul in Our Changing World", you can find Robin's sporadic blog posts here or on FaceBook.
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