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!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Food Beds in Late Feb

Garlic in the rolling bed on the deck:

Broccoli in the long bed:

Onions from seed, onions from transplants, and carrots in the long bed:

Lettuce blend in a lower terraced bed:

Peas in a lower terraced bed:

Beets, just starting to sprout!

Cauliflower that the girls planted:

More peas!

Wintered over arugula:

And I THINK that is a shallot sprout!


Sherri said...

Love the pics Marlyn! I'm so jealous about how much you have going right now! Very cool!

Rachel said...

I just gotta much time does keeping these going take you?

Marlyn said...

Not much time Rachel. We have everything on drip irrigation on timers. Gregg fertilizes once in a while (seaweed fertilizer or compost tea). We don't have to weed. So really, just planting and harvesting! And a lot of looking at and talking too!

Thanks Sherri! I should have put my seeds in last fall rather than in January and then I'd be closer to harvesting some things!