Hello and Happy Friday! Today I’d like to share some pics of fall-themed flowers and a beautiful array of homegrown tomatoes that our neighbor dropped off. My island is a sea of oranges, golds, reds and yellows. Enjoy 🍅🌻💐!Continue reading Friday Flowers and Fruit
Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening
Veggie Garden Update August 2020
Hello and happy Friday to you all! How was your week? Busy? Are you ready for the weekend? Our week was hot hot hot! This hot weather we had for almost 10 days caused so many wildfires that our air quality was one of the worst in the world. A very heartfelt gratitude to the amazing firefighters who are fighting all the blazes around the Bay Area.Continue reading Veggie Garden Update August 2020
Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update
Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend. Today I thought I would give you an update on my veggie garden and all things gardening as it’s been a while since I’ve shared pics of my garden.Continue reading Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update
Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020
Good Monday to you all. I hope you had a quiet weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Our weekend was low-key, not much excitement to report, which is a good thing we mostly gardened away.Continue reading Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020
Friday Flowers. Fall Roses and Dahlias
Sunny skies, warm daytime temps and cool night time temperatures have made this week the quentessential fall weather here in the Bay Area.Continue reading Friday Flowers. Fall Roses and Dahlias
Summer’s End and Fall Planting in our Veggie Patch
by Thaddeus from Farmfreshtoyou.com
It’s evening after the heat of summer afternoon, and I am walking down the dusty gravel road that curves along the canal through the farm.
Beyond the canal our first planting of heirloom tomatoes has been disasembled.
The vines once supported by stakes and string that tower over six feet tall now lie on their sides in awkward lumps.
In the fallen tomatoes, I see a coyote who already sees me. We look at each other, both wondering what the other will do until we both keep going about our evening activities mindful that the other is still there.
Soon this field will be chopped and planted over to cover the crop and these tomato vines will be remembered only on my spreadsheet that tracks history by fields. Continue reading Summer’s End and Fall Planting in our Veggie Patch
Veggie Garden Envy. Veena & Mani’s Veggie Garden in Monte Sereno, California
My flowers have been blooming like gangbusters this summer with nonstop blooms all summer long. It’s the fairly mild summer we have been having this year that’s making my garden so happy, though in August we have been getting some hot temperatures reaching upto 90s and even 100. Despite all this cool, warm, hot weather, Anjali’s herb patch is looking great as ever! Continue reading Veggie Garden Envy. Veena & Mani’s Veggie Garden in Monte Sereno, California
The Gardens of the Alhambra. Granada, Spain
The Alhambra Castle and Fortress in Granada has to be one of the most visited places in Spain with five to eight thousand visitors a day from all over the world. This giant castle and fortress compound spans over 35 acres and is covered in the most stunning gardens.Continue reading The Gardens of the Alhambra. Granada, Spain
Drying Herbs at Home 🌿
When I visited my sister Banu in Philadelphia a while back I saw her use this amazing selection of dried herbs for a vegetarian chili she was making. The herb bottles were beautifully labeled and the herbs dried to perfection. My other sister Shobha and I looked at these beautiful herbs in awe; they looked like Banu had bought them from a specialty food shop, only to find out that Banu dried them all herself at home.Continue reading Drying Herbs at Home 🌿
August in the Garden & Summer Harvest Pics
Today I’d like to share what we have been harvesting this summer and enjoying in pastas, pies, and salads.Continue reading August in the Garden & Summer Harvest Pics