Thursday, July 9, 2009

too busy to blog


apparently, not only was i too busy to breathe, but also too busy to blog. oops. sorry. here is a beautiful zucchini leaf as a peace offering. yes, a zucchini leaf! from my garden! it's growing!!!! i am loving every minute of it. it has become part of my daily routine. wake up, check mail, check perez hilton (to get my "news"), put on sun dress and flip flops, grab garden clippers and head out back. yesterday i even hand pollinated my cucumbers (sounds so dirty and for some reason i end up singing "reproduction" from grease 2 - yikes). so far we have had one zucchini, one strawberry (yum), one persian cucumber and a bunch of different lettuces (been making salads almost every night). i have also already turned a garden misfortune into a garden fortune. early on i was very impressed at how my radishes were growing. i had never seen radish leaves that big. i must be an amazing gardener. then i thought to myself, "self, this is too good to be true." so i took myself to the computer and googled large radish leaves. not good - - bad. it was too hot for radishes (i kinda knew that, but i wanted radishes gosh darnit), so they never "took." the plant is now huge as i am letting it go to seed and will attempt to harvest the seeds and plant them later in the year. the good part is that i read you can make pesto from the leaves. you can. it's delicious. so all was not lost. ok. i have to run (i will literally get up from the computer and run) and start my busy day of not breathing. bye.

ps. if anyone knows a good veggie garden blog, please oh please let me know.

27 comments:

Jacinda Davis said...

Pesto out of radish leaves? I must read more about this. I planted four rows of basil this year and nothing happened! Very disappointing as last year we had TWO harvests of basil for making pesto. It sounds like your gardening is going pretty well! I hope you've been weeding more than I have.

belle said...

I don't know of a garden blog, but Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler is a pretty cool gardening book

jen a said...

ummm... is it weird for me to share that "reproduction" is one of my favorite songs. ever. from one of my favorite movies. ever. no? good, i thought you would understand. xoox

alice said...

I find the blog at http://www.mytinyplot.co.uk/ helpful in reminding me to do things. It is UK based same as me so perhaps some things might be a little different over there?

Good luck with your gardening. I started mine last year and am loving it.

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Alicia said...

Thanks Jen! I will now have that song stuck in my head all night :)

I've read:
http://www.yougrowgirl.com/

On that note, I should probably go tend to my land too.
Have a great weekend!

polarifon said...

i love this pict.
Good luck with your gardening. I envy you. I live in paris.

Ruth said...

The prettiest Zuccini leaf I have ever seen- (of course I have only seen courgette leaves! ;-))


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Miggy said...

POLAROIDS + FASHION + VEGGIE GARDEN = I think I love you.

Whenever you're in London, we obviously have to hang out and chat about radishes. I actually made pesto with the leaves last week! My courgettes are winners too! ;)

x

thecatskillkiwi said...

hi jen, check out my adventures in gardening...

www.thecatskillkiwi.com
also i have some garden links but there doesn't seem to be any "groovy" gardening blogs out there, if you know what i mean. and yes radish leaves instead of basil for pesto. Delicious.

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Anna said...

I love the lighting and the soft focus of this photo.

Cheryl Arkison said...

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It is honest, has great photos, and good advice.

abby said...

i also started gardening this year - it's amazing how quickly it takes hold of your heart. my courgette (zucchini) plant has given up after 12 fruit incl. 2 marrows but now my tomatoes are rocking along.

venus said...

Hi! What a nice blog indeed. I love so much these pictures ... There is so much peace that comes out of it.
I will for sure come back to visit your blog :)

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han_ysic said...

If you didn't know, you can also eat the seed pods when they are green. First year I grew daikon radish the ground was so hard the radishes were miserable and tiny, but when they all went to seed it was amazing! little pods of radish goodness. I could grow them just for that, but then I also love the daikon radish, and kimchee and slices with salt and balsamic vinegar. I think it's lunchtime

han_ysic said...

Also the best garden blog I know is Rhonda's www.downtoearth.blogspot.com
She is in Australia like me, but her garden is amazing and she posts regularly about the basics.

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