Monday, April 4, 2011

Let the games begin!

Yeah, you could say it about the Red Sox, but you could also make the argument they havent started yet.  Horrid weekend in Texas.  Wow....  if John Lackey is our #3, this is going to be a VERY long season.  

Of course, no one comes to this blog looking for baseball information.  What you want to know is what's going on in the Urban Farm™.  Well, at the moment, not a whole hell of a lot, but the plan is for that to change in a big way starting this week.  After over 7' of snow this winter, the itch to get outside and start preparing the area for this year's Eden has been worse than ever.  Even though it's going to be overcast this week, the fact that it's going to be tickling 55° is easy to take.  Going to head to the nursery on Saturday to pick up kale, broccoli, and lettuce starts.  I also intend to get another salad grow bag from Gardener's this week.  The fact that we could grow almost a dozen heads of romaine in one of these and get the results we did astounded me.  I thought these things were gimmicky, and I was skeptical to spend almost $70 on one of these plus a tomato and pepper bag as well, but the results spoke for themselves.  This week's agenda also includes sowing the watermelon radishes I got from Totally Tomatoes

What you see below is this year's baby.  These are Moonshine pumpkins from Johnny's.  My late grandfather and I grew pumpkins for all 26 years that he and I "ran" the garden together.  However,  he was so old school that the idea of an albino winter squash made him shudder.  In fact, it was a chore even getting him to agree to red potatoes one year!  This year though, all bets are off.  This puppy is going to be the centerpiece of the 2011 plot.  Don't worry though, Vavoo, I'm still gonna plant orange ones as well, so you can continue to rest in peace ;-)


  1. I'm sure that even Vavoo thinks this thing looks cool and will be with you every day you're in the garden. :-) xoxox

  2. Fun! I think that growing unusual and interesting varieties is a huge perk of growing your own rather than just getting whatever is available at the market.