"The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves." - Bill Mollison

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Days Worth of Pictures

There may not be enough time to write, but certainly there is always time for a few pictures. Especially when one has had such good help in the food garden.

In the greenhouse everything is doing well, some things are almost ready to be transplanted directly into the garden like these lettuces.

Others just need to be re-potted...tomatillos, ground cherries


and broccoli.

Outside the Belgium endive is greening up.

Seed carrots are leafing out.


boc choy,


and Russian kale are looking good.

The red verona radicchio seems to have survived the winter.

along with this wild oregano

and strawberry spinach.

Baby Swiss chard has been transplanted.

Seed onions are still waiting,

but many onion sets have been planted.

While checking on the garlic

I found some forgotten parsnips...dinner?

The gardens are still empty but will soon be filled with a lush greenery that will represent our own personal paradise, if only for a few months.


randi said...

wonderful photos..I am truly inspired.

Silke said...

Beautiful! I love those beginning stages of a garden...:) Silke

Mr. H said...

Hi Randi,

Actually you have inspired me. I have decided that if Randi is going to give a go at having a peach tree in Vermont, I should also give it a try. Of course the hard part will be finding a hardy peach tree to buy in north Idaho.


Mr. H said...

Hello Silke,

The beginning stages are always great. Although I really like the middle part best. You know, the part where one can sit back and enjoy all that has been envisioned, planned, and brought into being.



SuburbanGardener said...

Very impressive. I like to see the kids "helping" in the garden. Such a great lesson for them. I look forward to future updates on all these veggies.

granny said...

I honestly cant remember how I stumbled onto your blog...but Im so glad I did :0)

Mr. H said...

Hello SuburbanGardner,

We are really trying to get the little guy involved in gardening, and eating food out of the garden. The hope being that one day he will know how to grow his own food or at least eat a more nutritious diet later in life.

Thanks for stopping by,


Mr. H said...

Hi Granny,

Thanks for taking a little walkabout on my blog. I was just perusing yours and am most jealous of that magnificent "crown" cook stove...someday.

Have a great day,


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