Sunday, January 9, 2011

Garden update and another spectacular sunset

purple haze carrot
Our garden is really growing fast now. We've been eating a lot of salads for dinner, and I've been taking freezer bags full of salad greens to my co-workers. The corn is starting to flower and the peas are just starting to make pea pods and the first round of carrots are almost ready to be harvested! It's an exciting time here.
purple haze carrot. apparently the amount of purple color depends on the temperature.

corn and spinach

lettuce, mesclun greens



 The squash and zucchini and the corn planted in the round bins did not get the message to grow, however. The corn in the metal bins was planted at the same time as the corn in the main garden behind it. I have no idea why it never grew.

dead zucchini
 These photos were taken on Thursday, and later I looked outside to see this sunset.......
 So I ran out into the street with my camera, and I called for Scott to hurry and get the bikes so we could make a mad dash for the river before we lost the light. It was so worth it.....

 Oh, I almost forgot. Stay tuned for pics from New York City this week. I'm flying up on Tuesday morning and coming home Friday. I'm going to a taping of the Martha Stewart Show -- the bride-to-be show-- on Thursday afternoon. I'm soooooo excited. I'll post at least one pic on Tuesday evening. Let's hope all the travel goes well. My dad is meeting me there and there is supposed to be snow and ice in Raleigh on Tuesday.....His first trip to the big apple, by the way!


  1. I'm so impressed with your gardening and even more impressed with your sunset pics.....what were your camera settings for those pics? I'm trying (hard) to NOT use auto on my camera and it is frustrating to miss great shots messing with my camera. I'm ready for this learning curve to lessen. Be safe getting to NYC!

  2. Holy vegetables! Your garden looks amazing!! And those sunset pics...stunning!