“ROSEWOOD VEGETABLE GARDEN – 2013”
November 18, 2013
Last week’s snowfall pretty much put an end to this year’s garden (although we did harvest a bag of peas on Nov 11!). Tune in again next spring as we begin anew. In the meantime, scroll down to relive Summer 2013 in the Rosewood Garden.
November 4, 2013
Well, the Rosewood vegetable garden gave its all this season – from May’s lettuce to November’s peas – and with tomatoes and cucumbers and green beans in between. The cold nights of November tell us that soon it will be time to put the garden to bed for the winter. Yet, a bag of peas was harvested just a few days ago, and there may be one more bag’s worth left before the garden calls it quits. The final tally, circa 20 quarts of peas – June, July, October, and November.
October 7, 2013
Picking peas is a three-step process. First, at top, we have peas growing in the garden. Next, harvested peas in a basket. And then, bagged and tagged peas, with a label reading “Homegrown by the Residents of Rosewood Manor.” Of course, the final step is eating them!
September 30, 2013
This has been a fruitful year in the Rosewood vegetable garden. We picked more than 400 plum & cherry tomatoes, some 55 cucumbers, and plenty of green beans, lettuce, and peas … with more peas on the way. We’ll provide a garden update in October after the fall peas are harvested and the garden is put to bed for the winter.
August 29, 2013
Compare these photos with the photos below to see one week’s change in the pea and tomato gardens. The tally thus far: 51 cucumbers, 84 plum tomatoes, six 4-quart bags of green beans, 10 bags of lettuce, and nine of spring peas…oh, and three cups of blueberries.
August 22, 2013
The Rosewood veggie garden is chugging right along. On left, fall peas are reaching skyward toward a late-September/early October harvest. And on right, tomatoes ripening in anticipation of joining cucumbers in residents’ salads. Thus far we have picked about 40 cukes. The garden is also alive with critters. Besides a variety of birds including cardinals and orioles, we also are visited by hummingbirds, butterflies, rabbits (fortunately the fencing is keeping them away from the vegetables), chipmunks, frogs, and just the other night, a turtle.
August 12, 2013
Finally, some tomatoes ripening! Although we’ve already picked circa 30 cucumbers, and many bags of lettuce, peas, and green beans, the tomatoes are just starting to turn red. We have more than two dozen tomato plants, many with green tomatoes attached, so we should be seeing a good harvest in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
July 24, 2013
The cucumber bed is exploding (compare this picture, taken on July 20 with the photo taken on July 8, below). We took our first cuke the other day, and there are plenty more growing. Thus far, we have harvested seven bags of lettuce, another seven bags of peas, and about two of green beans.
July 8, 2013
Cucumbers and lettuce growing in the garden. We’ve already picked four bags of lettuce, six bags of peas, and a bag of green beans. Though peas are waning in the hot weather, we still have more green beans and lettuce to harvest.
June 17, 2013
Bunker Hill Day and the Rosewood vegetable garden is alive with green beans, and peas, and lettuce, and cucumbers, and tomatoes. Above, rows of green bean plants lift their green leaves towards the late-afternoon sun.
Visit last year’s garden.