Friday, January 28, 2011

Garden Update...and Giveaway winner!

If you missed the show on Wednesday, the NBC 12 website has my segment up:
Crystal Ice Centerpieces on Valley Dish

I've had a lot of e-mails asking what was going on with my garden lately and realized it has been some time since I updated everyone on the growin' here in sunny AZ! Coli-flower (above) is looking very nice! Carrots...our second crop...
Still rather small, but they'll be here soon. Tomatoes on the other hand, had to be put down. This is the last harvest from the plants. It was sad...but we will plant more. We love our tomatoes here! Especially after all the love with organic tomato farming we had last year on the farm.
Now...here's my freakish Swiss chard. The size of...an Elephant's ear.
Looking at the bunch in the garden, you can get a better idea of how big my dill plant is...
Hip high at least! We'll be making a lot of the Cottage Cheese Dill Rolls! (http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2008/11/sound-of-music-meets-culinary.html)I finally have that cabbage patch doll I always wanted...but she's looking a little purple. Wow it's taken a lot of love for this little one to get here.
The Italian parsley is growing in a bush about the four feet in diameter and 2 feet tall. I'm very happy to finally have a parsley source that never fails.


Broccoli! Holy cow. Did I ever mention that Ace put me on broccoli restriction when I was pregnant? I'd eat it all day.
The basil has gone to seed...but still has a little love going on.
Oh...and more cabbage. For more info on what to grow and when, contact the ASU extension office. They have an upcoming class for 25$ that sounds perfect for any beginner (http://extension.arizona.edu/events/vegetable-gardening-low-desert-0)
Oh...and what else? Hoooray!!

CSN store winner of the 75$ shopping credit is Heffalump! Please contact my email chef-tess@hotmail.com. Congrats!!

3 comments:

clan of the cave hair said...

I am in love with the last picture in this post. Its so beautiful!

Heffalump said...

Woohoo! Thanks a bunch...the hard part is going to be deciding!
Your garden looks great by the way. We are looking forward to getting ours started up again in a few months.

Chef Tess said...

Oh Lisa...you know that last picture is totally in line with our scans of vintage seed packages right? I'm so excited! Heffalump my friend...you deserve this! You work so hard! Smoooches!