Hello dear friends!
Much water has flowed under the bridge since I was last able to write a real post. Probably enough to fill Lake Superior! Well, maybe not quite The kitties and I have finally landed in Michigan — the beautiful north woods — and I am busy in a very good way. Would you believe me if I told you that most of my old house is packed up in storage, but my prized boxes and bags of spices and dals and all things yummy are sitting in the new home as I type!?
Here in the cool of the north is a patch of sunlight in which the new garden luxuriates under the hardwoods.
I wish you all as much happiness and contentment as the last few months have brought me… and now without further ado, the Michigan garden!
pea vines and corn patch
lots of tomatoes and cucumbers ~ herb patch in the back
amish paste tomato ~ an heirloom variety
cherry tomatoes ~ sweet 100s
corn patch, with myriad hot and sweet peppers to the fore
ichiban (rear) and fairytale (front) eggplants ~ hooray for brinjal!
the herb patch ~ sweet and thai basil, sage, oregano, dill, fennel (we hope!), cilantro, and methi methi methi!
lebanese squash from seeds of india ~ the seeds were three years old and germinated like a dream
that lovely methi!
more older seeds popping up ~ the ever-reliable chanchal okra
the little patch of sunflowers lives behind the corn patch
something new to try ~ tomatillos! this variety supposedly ripens yellow
tomatillos are also called husk tomatoes; the husk grows first, then the fruit forms inside!
straight eight cukes and a variety of pole beans ~ including horticultural beans of succotash fame, and some long beans from seeds of india
It’s so exciting to try a garden in the *ground* as opposed to on the deck. Old habits die hard, however — I still have some eggplants in pots, as well as one golden jubilee tomato ~ we’ll see how they fare up here!
A few last scenes from the new homeplace…
the front yard complete with bird feeder, bird pond, and woodpile ready to be stacked properly for winter use
the view from the mailbox down a country road ~ how happy could I be!
daisy in a woodbox
welcome to my new little home in the north woods!