Monthly Archives: June 2013

Garden 2013: June

The garden is on it’s second month in the ground, and it’s starting to look like a garden!  Here’s a lovely shot from a misty morning view towards the red door…


That’s chard on the left, and beets, parsnips, and daikon in the row on the right.  Rapini is going strong in the far center of the photo!


New favourite food ever: roast baby carrots.  We have to thin anyway, but, these are so good I’m afraid I may “thin” away all the carrots before they grow up!

Roasted Baby Carrots

Preheat oven to 450

Toss baby carrots (or mature carrots chopped into sticks) in olive oil and kosher salt.  Roast in (very!) hot oven ~10 minutes, or until you can stick a fork through easily.

Try not to eat them all before you get them to the table.


And here’s a photo from earlier in the month, but, it’s a great view of the new garden shape and layout.  We’ll see how it goes… but it’s hard to believe that only a little over a year ago, it looked like this!

Oh, Hail

We had an absolute STORM hit this afternoon.  Here’s what it looked like from the relative safety of our living room:


And here’s the damage once we determined it was safe to go outside without being pelted full of tiny ice shaped holes:


All my poor plants!  Pretty much everything with a leaf up was shot through.  That’s Kale on the left and Chard on the right, and SO MUCH ICE in the middle.


My poor squash plants!  Here’s hoping everything recovers from this… I’m sure it will set us back considerably.