Tag Archives: radishes
A Weekend of Sun!
We finally had a lovely late spring weekend with sun and temperatures in the low eighties. Everyone’s garden is flourishing from all the rain (and we’re expected to have three days more of it this week). I harvested lettuces, spinach, … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Local Food Tagged beets, carrots, flowers, larkspur, lettuces, poppies, radishes, spring gardening, zinnias 37 Comments
A Surfeit of Greens
Salad days are here! I’m eating greens like crazy–spinach, chard, lettuce, kale–and some of the other lovely things that grow along side them in the spring, such as carrots, peas, radishes, and the occasional turnip. The Plot Against Hunger gardens … Continue reading
Posted in Local Food Tagged beets, carrots, greens, lettuces, Nigella, radishes, roses, spring crops 43 Comments
The Harvest Begins
I had plans to plant the large Plot Against Hunger this weekend, but it rained into early afternoon, so my volunteers and I did other things. Once it had cleared I went to the garden and cleaned my flower borders … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Local Food Tagged arugula, cold frame, columbines, irises, Plot Against Hunger, radishes, spring lettuce 41 Comments
Harvesting Spring Crops, Planting for Summer
Last week, Alex (March 22 post–The Spring Crops Are In!) harvested two pounds of lettuce from the Plot Against Hunger gardens and delivered them to AFAC. It was our second lettuce delivery. The first was last week and included spinach … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Local Food Tagged AFAC, arugula spring crops, flowers, lettuce, peonies, Plot Against Hunger, radishes, spinach, summer planting 26 Comments
More Paradise: A Nice Lunch, Warmth, and the First Radishes!
I started this weekend having lunch on Saturday with some friends. We went to Old Angler’s Inn on the C&O Canal and had a lovely time on their terrace with catkins of oak pollen falling on us. Luckily no one … Continue reading
Posted in Local Food, Local Pleasures Tagged columbines, early spring gardening, lettuces, lilies of the valley, Old Angler's Inn, radishes 28 Comments
The Garden Blooms and Grows
Finally, things seem to be growing. Radishes are almost ready to harvest. The lettuces needed to be thinned. The okra is coming up. Flowers are going like crazy. Now I have roses, along with the last of the columbine and … Continue reading
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Finally! A whole weekend that promised spring around the corner. I ordered seeds, and now that I look at the list, I’m wondering where they’ll all go, but I’ll worry about that later. I also ordered a 4’ x 4’ … Continue reading
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Ah, Those Early Crops!
Plot Against Hunger gardens are yielding pounds of fresh produce this spring. Among the crops are radishes from the St. Andrews garden, eight pounds of leeks from Ball Sellers House, and collards, kale and lettuce from 10th and Barton. Each … Continue reading
Still Early Days: Weeds, Seeds, and Sprouts
I used to think transitional weather was weather with temperatures changing gradually from cold to warm or vice versa. Now transitional weather means a beautiful 50 degree day followed by a cloudy day in the upper thirties with wintry mix … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Local Food Tagged cold frames, Community gardens, lettuce, radishes, spring crops 2 Comments
Ah, the Pleasures of the First Radish!
It has been such a glorious, warm spring that it would be hard not to be happy in the garden. While it has been dry, and this warmth may have broader implications, who could fail to be thrilled by the … Continue reading
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