This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


We have been enjoying the delicious tops all summer but I had given up on any sort of beet actually forming. I was surprised today, when I went to get some greens for dinner, to see purply red roundish roots protruding above the soil! They aren't going to win the price at the county fair but they are here just the same!


Erin said...

They are beautiful! We have been devouring our beet greens all summer, I just decided to stop planting lettuce and just plant beets instead since I keep passing the lettuce up anyway! I find that the beet greens don't get as many bugs, are heartier, more tolerant to less water, and we just like the texture better.

Mine take a loooong time to form an acutal beet too. The crop we have been eating the greens from for months are at least 2 months old and nary a bulb on them! Maybe because we keep eating the tops? haha :)

Thembi said...

oooh! Don't let my girls see those! Nina would probably walk cross country for beets!

Marlyn said...

Oooh, that's all I have to do to get her to come??????