Thursday, February 23, 2012

Random Pictures of this Morning

I am just amazed at how fast they are growing. 
They have completely dug up the dirt in their pens and it will be great to put in the garden later. 
Inside the greenhouse I transplanted the peppers. It is supposed to be 80 degrees F. today but then dropping to 68 tomorrow and 58 the day after. 
 The meyer lemon in the greenhouse. It is going to have to come off of the bench when it starts growing again. 
In the asparagus bed I only see three little sprouts and they are all this size. Maybe next year. 
The Viroflay spinach growing well in the back yard raised bed. 
There are also peas all around the fence in the back yard raised bed. This variety Little Marvel only grows 24 inches. 
Here are the cabbages again. Getting so much closer to picking one. 
The purple cabbage and the broccoli. I think I will be pulling the broccoli soon to make way for something else. 
This bed has the lettuce and just a couple radishes. I am going to plant more radishes. 
The head lettuce that I planted last weekend is looking good so far. 
The onions are sprouting as well. 
That's it for the garden pictures. This is the quiche I made this morning for us to have for supper. It has ham and turnip greens in it. 
There is a recipe on here for quiche, just use the search at the top on the left to find it.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour! I love it. Did you plane lettuce from the seeds last week? It looks big!

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  2. No that lettuce was already growing it just got planted outside last weekend.

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  3. Very good your hogs are really getting some weight on them. Looks like everything is doing well. Thanks for the tour.

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  4. Good to see you all the plants in your green house. Your purple cabbages look so lovely - almost like giant purple roses.

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  5. We can grow asparagus in North Florida? Really? Wish I'd known that little fact.

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  6. Hi Becky; I've had loads of problems with Blogger recently - hence the dearth of comments from me on other people's blogs.
    Do your pigs know yet that they are destined to become (smoked)sausages?
    Great to see some photos with sunshine on them - and you already have a lot of good stuff growing. My Asparagus is not showing any growth yet, but that's normal round here. High season for Asparagus in the UK is late April to early June.

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    1. I imagine if the pigs knew what they were destined for they would eat a whole lot less, lol.
      I know you have had some blogger problems. I had some for a couple days and had to switch the browser I was using. The only thing that isn't working for me now is the stupid way they do two words now when you want to post a reply. Half the time I can't figure out what the letters are.

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  7. Hi Becky,

    Lovely roundup of your veggies! The cabbages are looking great. How nice to hear you are getting some rather warm days. I was actually happy it got to a balmy 11C (52F) here today-the warmest it has been for a while...
    Happy gardening!

    BTW-I’m with you on these unreadable two word verifications-I also end up having to do it twice at times!!

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    1. We are supposed to get some bad storms tonight. I am not looking forward to that.
      I wish they would go back to the old verification words. At least those I could see.

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  8. Your cabbages look beautiful, quite unlike the ones with holes all through them from cabbage white butterflies that I usually grow.

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    1. In the winter I get no damage from bugs but they will be back in full force in the spring.

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  9. Great Post! everything is growing so nicely! I'm envious of the green - I woke up to 5" of fresh snow! blah!

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  10. We love making quiche when the chickens lay a ton of eggs in the summer and fall! I wish our greenhouse was insulated enough to keep our dwarf citrus trees in. Hubby hated the way they dropped half their leaves inside the house and, after about 7 years, got rid of them.

    I'm getting pig-envy from your photos. :)

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  11. I am not sure our greenhouse is insulated enough for citrus, it is just that this year has been quite warm all through the winter and that ours is losing too many leaves in the house too and it cost too much to let that happen.
    I love my pigs, well not the pigs as in pets, but as in meat. I have not found them to be as "intelligent as dogs" like most people say they are. They pretty much wake up to eat, fight with each other, eat, then sleep again. At some point during the day they dig in their pens but I must miss most of that while I am at work. They rush me for food in the morning which I don't appreciate much and I wack at them with my feed scoop until they back off from me in the door (I wish I had a smaller chain link door can't imagine what it will be like when they are bigger as they are already hard to get back!).

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  12. Your pigs look great...so does the garden. Hope the weather holds for you.

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  13. Your pigs are looking good! Be careful about putting their pig pen dirt in your garden. I only say this because pigs carry round worms which can transfer to humans. If the dirt not thoroughly washed off your veggies, one little egg can give you roundworms.

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    1. Since we have cats and dogs I am sure that could be always be a problem.

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  14. Asparagus likes salt. So sprinkle some rock salt in your asparagus bed. (Rock salt takes a little longer to "melt" into the soil than canning salt. Makes sense.)

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    1. I have never heard of that before. Interesting.

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