Archive for July 12, 2013

Out Of The Michigan Garden!

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!

the little garden in the north woods
pea vines and corn patch

lots of tomatoes and cucumbers ~ herb patch in the back

amish paste tomato
amish paste tomato ~ an heirloom variety

sweet 100 cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes ~ sweet 100s

corn patch, sunflowers and peppers
corn patch, with myriad hot and sweet peppers to the fore

yummy brinjals
ichiban (rear) and fairytale (front) eggplants ~ hooray for brinjal!

herb patch
the herb patch ~ sweet and thai basil, sage, oregano, dill, fennel (we hope!), cilantro, and methi methi methi!

lebanese squash plants
lebanese squash from seeds of india ~ the seeds were three years old and germinated like a dream

methi methi methi
that lovely methi!

chanchal okra
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

tomatillo husk tomato
tomatillos are also called husk tomatoes; the husk grows first, then the fruit forms inside!

cukes and beans
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…

front yard
the front yard complete with bird feeder, bird pond, and woodpile ready to be stacked properly for winter use

country road in northern michigan
the view from the mailbox down a country road ~ how happy could I be!

daisy in a woodbox
daisy in a woodbox

welcome to my new little home in the north woods!


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