It’s something of a contradiction to grow ramps in the city. They are delicate, wild forest plants, and I feel a little strange cultivating them in the shadowy part of a very small garden, surrounded by a sea of pavement. Even out of place, they still hold magic—ramps are a precious chimerical treat! They appear…
It seemed fitting to cook the last fresh harvest of 2017 on the day of my first harvest of 2018—a cycle completing itself.
Tomorrow night I’m expecting our first big freeze (we haven’t even had a frost), and so yesterday I put in time to harvest the last of my vegetables and herbs.
I had big plans for the garden this summer that have been tempered a bit so far. But the plants are alive and feeding us. What a happy summer!
Our urban garden has been soaking up the sun and rain and the spring harvest is in full swing with lots of mixed salad greens, herbs, and radishes. Peas, beets, and cilantro are on the horizon!
Spring is happening! The weather has warmed up and all of my plants are coming up so quickly. This time of year it feels really shocking and amazing to go from a few lackluster houseplants to beds full of tiny green sprouts full of potential.
The weather has been unseasonably warm for the past month or so in Maryland, but the garden still mostly looks like it is winter. I finally got around to expanding our garden beds and have been double digging the beds to incorporate leaves, compost, and hopefully soon, some additional soil. Our beds are now about…
Now that the new year has officially come, it’s time to reflect on the last garden season’s successes and plan for next year’s veggies.
October was a productive month from the garden, and we harvested our last crops of chiles, okra, basil, and squashes. I kept many plants in the ground through mid October, and was happy to use homegrown basil, chiles, and other herbs in the dishes of my first pop up Old Line Supper Club, as well as…
This month I’ve started to transition my space into fall planting. I’m starting cooler weather greens and herbs, as well as some root vegetables.
A large tomato harvest came and went, sun loving plants like okra and eggplant have begun producing fruits, and planted the first succession of fall roots and cooler weather herbs.
I can finally create my own dried herbs for winter seasoning or herbal infusions. I’ve been drying rosemary, sage, oregano, lavender, and more.