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She laid her eggs in my kale. Good choice

She laid her eggs in my kale. Good choice

All those veggies from earlier are on this plate. Only thing not grown is the cous cous. That sauce- my peppers. Eggplant steaks- they taste amazing.

All those veggies from earlier are on this plate. Only thing not grown is the cous cous. That sauce- my peppers. Eggplant steaks- they taste amazing.

Rosa Bianca

Rosa Bianca

Garden is still going y’all. Also that eggplant!

Garden is still going y’all. Also that eggplant!

Black swallowtail butterfly before it metamorphoses

Black swallowtail butterfly before it metamorphoses

asks:
hi, i saw carrot greens in one picture and wanted to ask how you go about growing them in pots. i tried it and what i got were really tiny carrots (very cute). whats the trick? having them distant from one another, deep pots? thank you. you have a very beautiful garden.

patience is one trick. i’ve never had experience growing them in the ground, but i think they take longer in a pot- or so it feels like forever. so you have to be willing to sacrifice that growing real estate for the whole summer. and yes, deep pots (8”-12” deep) and keeping them distant from each other. follow your seeds suggested distance, but when growing in containers, ignore the info about rows. just apply the general distance of seed spacing from one seed to the next 360. so like two-ish inches apart, though i probably cheat and do 1 sometimes…and then i too end up with cute scrawny carrots. OH! also, sun. they love sun. if they are in the shade, they just don’t plump up and produce. btw, there are some varieties of carrots that grow short and fat, and those are good for your more shallow pots.

hope that helps.

Kind of got corn…

Kind of got corn…

A little snack from the garden to enjoy on my walk to work. :)

A little snack from the garden to enjoy on my walk to work. :)

Just a mantis munching on a bee. Dude. NOT the bees! I need the bees! Ugh.

Watermelon radish magic