Friday, May 8, 2015

Trough Gardening

 Waiting their turn.

 Teddy and I get up in the middle of the night so she can spend time outside before the heat arrives.  We've been having sunny 90 degree weather and it is just awful.  And of course, my air conditioning broke.

 I water just as the sun comes up.

 I am concentrating on my troughs and some new tomato planters.

 I'll be planting the lower garden and the one next door but the troughs and planters get done first.

 I'm planting lots of peppers which I hope to roast and turn into sauces like the Korean one I mentioned yesterday, gochujang.

 I've planted most of the flower planters too.

 Lettuces and kale.  This planter provides just enough for us to have fresh salads through the summer.

Teddy finds a dry spot. 
 I planted hot peppers in one trough and sweet ones in another.

 My bay trees and olive wintered over very well in my garden room.  I love having fresh bay leaves available all year long.

 Yesterday was the last day for feeding the kids for this term.  They are off for 5 weeks and then the summer program begins.  They requested pancakes for their last meal.  And good maple syrup.

 I made over 100 pancakes yesterday in my kitchen which must have been 120 degrees.  Blah!

The kids ate every last one of them.