Monday, October 20, 2014

Domesticated Daucus Donation

I grew these beauties in a discarded 10 gallon storage bin that someone had thrown away because they just became tired of it. I took them, along with a bag of fresh banana peppers, to a local charity that works to make sure people who are in need are fed at least a couple of wholesome, filling meals each day.

I should have planted at least two containers of carrots this season. Carrots are so easy to grow. Give them a nutrient rich environment, water and sunshine and they just take off. I'm definitely going to grow more next year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peppers For The Patio

You don't need much of a container to grow beautiful banana peppers like these, as you can plainly see from the photo. And you certainly don't need much room either. So if all you have available is a patio or porch, preferably with a Southern exposure, you have no reason not to try growing some to supplement your supply of fresh vegetables. Peppers have few if any pests and the only "problem" you may have with them is harvesting them fast enough once the plants start producing!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Colorful Nutrition

I have already extolled the nutritious wonders of Swiss chard elsewhere in this blog. So I won't repeat them in this entry. I'll just allow you to gaze at the colorful cousin of the family known as rhubarb chard. Enjoy!