Archive for March, 2009

Springtime Beets!

Red and Golden Beets from Route One Farm

Red and Golden Beets from Route One Farm

It’s officially springtime, I’ve done a spring cleanse for my body and now all I want to eat are fresh fruits and veggies. I had to share the photo of these organic red and golden beets I got at the downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market from Route One Farm. These beets were so good roasted with a little olive oil. So pretty and so delicious!

Also introducing “Foodie” category!

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March 29, 2009 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Planning for Planting

Andrea's Plot Plan

Andrea's Plot Plan

There’s a great post at Heavy Petal about some simple steps to planning your garden so you’re growing and harvesting each season.

Andrea, the author, went to a permaculture course in her hometown of Vancouver, BC, and learned a simple method of charting out the plan in a grid:

I find this a great way to quickly see if I’ve got any obvious empty spots in a bed. In one bed, for example, I just had carrots and tomatoes, which left big blank spots in the “Harvest” row for spring, and in the “Plant” row for fall. By adding an overwintering vegetable such as leeks or Brussels sprouts to that bed, I could plant in fall and be harvesting the next spring – getting that much more action out of a single bed.

From, Planning for a year-round harvest (or How I went from slacker to Serious Planner). Check it out!

March 26, 2009 at 10:53 am Leave a comment


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