Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Snapdragons

More Shots of the Snapdragons on our Balcony. The colors are so Pretty!  Will post more Garden pictures soon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First Potato

The First Potato! It's called "Island Sunshine". It tasted good too.  Just steamed with just a little butter and salt.

I received a sample packet of potato starters from Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine. So far so good. I am impressed with the first one!

I know there are more potatoes under the straw but the roots looked pretty deep.  I thought I'd wait until a nice rain then dig around again to find the others. The sample pack contained the following:

Island Sunshine - One so far - perfect in every way!
Yukon Gold - Plant doesn't have any flowers yet so I'll wait.
Rose Finn Apple Fingerling - Saw some tiny ones but buried them until they get a little bigger.
Adirondack Blue - Lots of flowers on the plant but I didn't dig deep enough.

According to my research, you should have potatoes once the plant blooms.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Snapdragons. My new favorite flower. They are so delicate yet bloom way into fall. I saved the seeds from last year and have them growing all over the balcony. The little bud looks like a rose. So pretty.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15

The wheat has all been picked and it's currently drying in my spare bedroom. First it was on the floor on a king size sheet. Now, it's on the growing table and ready for winnowing this weekend. We need a dry, windy day first. It's been raining a lot again.

So, I picked it on July 5th, and it's been drying for 10 days now. The seeds should just fall right out. I Hope.

I will post the process soon.