Friday, January 25, 2013

Garden Rain

“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
                             - Robert Frost

The rain is wondrous, in fact we owe much of our food cultivation to the mere fact that it rains. Today in the garden, despite the gray sky of hovering clouds filled with water, tints of green and red were brighter than ever. Kale and red romaine collected rain drops on their leaves as the soil soaked up more water than necessary.   

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fall Harvest

We received a bounty of red cherry and orange heirloom tomatoes at the start of last semester. What delicious salsa was made!  During the fall/winter we have been growing lettuce, artichoke, chilies, and bok choy. We will soon start planting for the spring, so be on the look out for upcoming gardening days.....We always need helping hands :)