Thursday, June 19, 2008


Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice! We've been having a heat wave in LA, and tender things like lettuce, as well as the end of the winter veggies, radishes, beets, and even parsley, have been bolting even here, as we hug the coast. When our arugula bolted, we ate lots of its wonderful white flowers in salads and pastas. We waited until the the plant made its seeds, and then saved them in the same envelope that the original, purchased seeds came in. They will sit in the dark garage, awaiting fall's cool down so they can be planted. I also saved seeds from our peas, and doubtless we will be saving more and more favorites as time goes by. The tomatoes that Fred grew from last year's fruit (the first time we tried seed saving) are thriving. It puts a whole other kind of fun into the process of growing things!

It was my birthday last week, and Fred bought me a worm farm! It hasn't come in the mail yet, but I will post about it as soon as I get it. I can't think of a better birthday present than fresh, homemade worm poop for our garden!



Anonymous said...

you'll be amazed how quickly the worms digest your compost. have fun, and happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Did you see this article on front lawn gardens in Time mag?,8599,1816764,00.html
The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn - TIME

Anonymous said...

I saved some seeds last year, but never thought of saving the envelope. I love this idea!