Meet the Veggies

Grow your own food!

Grow your own food!

It’s planting season at 3675!

With two brand-spanking-new 6′ x 3′ beds and a WHOLE lotta big empty pots as our canvases, Team Temple went a little vegetable crazy this past weekend.

After putzing around the house all day Saturday and getting the yard into tip-top shape, we made an early morning dog park run on Sunday, then hit up our neighborhood seed bank/urban farming storehouse.

Wait – did I mention we stopped for vegan brunch in between? Good God – we’re Portlandia personified. 

Anyway, we already knew that. Big deal. So, our veggies!

We’re super excited to be debuting some new ones this year, with our added real estate…

Bringing back last year's favorite Black Krim tomato, but also stoked to try out Japanese Trifele and Green Zebra!

We’re bringing back last year’s favorite Black Krim tomato, but also stoked to try out Japanese Trifele and Green Zebra!

It's our first attempt at spinach! We've given it lots of room to hopefully go crazy (summer squash behind it).

It’s our first attempt at spinach! We’ve given it lots of room to hopefully go crazy (summer squash behind it).

 

Starting some new herbs this year, including a golden oregano!

Starting some new herbs this year, including a golden oregano!

We actually got on a little planting high and decided it would be a great idea to clear out ALL the seeds we’d been saving (lovingly, in paper packets stored in rice inside air-tight jars in our fridge).

Give them all a chance at life. See what takes, and maybe we’ll have SO much luck we’ll be giving away starts to friends?

So we planted them. Little seed babies, tucked all around our kitchen (which, with its high northwest exposure, “hotbox” bay window, and almost constant sunshine, has been perfect for starting tomatoes every year so far).

 

Cherry (bomb) tomatoes and Soy Beenz (aka edamame).

Cherry (bomb) tomatoes and Soy Beenz (aka edamame).

I don't know what I expected edamame seeds to look like... Still these are so cool. Really hope they take.

I don’t know what I expected edamame seeds to look like… Still these are so cool. Really hope they take.

Happy planting hubs.

Happy planting hubs.

Planted a lot of these – its our favorite weeknight veggie.

Planted a lot of these – its our favorite weeknight veggie.

So there you have it – a glimpse at our 2015 veg lineup (not pictured: sweet peppers, hot peppers, myriad other tomatoes, herbs, yada yada). We expect to be busy bees for the next few months, especially since our flowers are already falling and we have fruit setting on all nine of our trees.

If you’re in the Bay, come by any time and join us!

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4 thoughts on “Meet the Veggies

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    I never dreamed you would inherit the “green thumb” in this family! Your great grandparents, and your Uncle Barney had it, but my parents and I didn’t get it. Heck, you even got the cooking gene! I am glad you found a way to nurture and grow beautiful and edible things. It must satisfy a primal need instilled in your by your ancestors, who lived very close to the earth and survived on the food they could grow. You are only two generations removed from those farmer/hunter/gatherers, and it shows. And those edamame seeds look like the pills your grandmother takes every morning! Who would think they would grow into those delicious little green beans! And now I know what “Portlandia” is about. Must watch. Love your food and wish I could be there to eat it very soon.

  2. Marge Wisniewski says:

    I just shared your blog with the grandparents, and they enjoyed hearing every word of your beautiful descriptions of the delicious food you are growing! Grandma says she wishes you were living next door so we could enjoy the “fruits of your labor”. You make everyone happy!

    Love,

    Mom

  3. […] our babies in our planter beds are killin’ it, but the real fun has been watching the copious amount of seeds we cleared out of our kitchen seed bank take […]

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