Category: Our Garden

  • Confession: I sprayed for bugs tonight

    After 3+ years of growing vegetables in our backyard I used my very first pesticide tonight. As I write this my arms arms are still burning from some of the toxic chemicals that must have gotten on my arms. OK, so that’s most likely psychosomatic, but I’m feeling burning and tingling. We panicked Last year…

  • June Bloom!

    San Diego is known for it’s June Gloom season. The combination of a cool coastal current and northerly winds this time of year result in a strong morning fog that often lasts until late in the day. While most of the country soars into summertime temps, June is traditionally a chilly month here. It’s actually…

  • A growing addiction

    I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but my gardening bug is now starting to spread to other spaces around our house. So far, I’m slowly taking over our porch. It’s not much but it’s a start. We’ve had this little bench on our front porch that a couple friends gave us when we lived in…

  • Today’s harvest

    This is what we are getting daily in mid-July. Too bad we lost our beans earlier this summer.

  • How do you like them tomatoes?

    We are getting about 25-30 red tomatoes this size per week right now. This has Kristen making lots of bruchetta and salads and anything else with tomatoes. We love it!

  • Summer babies

    There’s nothing quite as fun as new baby plants and their fruit. Here are three plants from our garden right now.

  • Summer Garden Tour

  • First artichoke

    We are very excited to harvest our first 3 artichoke today. I have a feeling some delicious dip is in our future.

  • Garden Birds

    As much as we like gardening, we also love the ancillary things that a garden attracts. One of those things is our hummingbirds. There are three birds living in a nearby tree. The male sits on his perch most of the day, observing the garden. Besides watching them feed from my morning writing spot– I…

  • Late Fall Planting

    Admittedly, we’ve fizzled in both our zeal for gardening and our zeal for blogging about our garden in the last couple of months. Life got incredibly busy and we kind of went on cruise control in the backyard. Truth be told there hasn’t been a lot to report. As early Fall rains came, the weeds…