February 21, 2012

Garden Tour

We have a lot growing in our backyard gardens right now. I'm telling you, winter gardening in Texas is remarkably rewarding. The bugs are at bay, the squirrels and birds have been entranced by our bird feeder, and the rain just keeps falling. 

Here's a little garden tour of our corner gardens. We just moved both the troughs here yesterday, and are quite happy with that decision. 
Garden Tour: click to zoom.
We have another raised bed on the other side of the yard which houses all of our greens (collards, chard, spinach, and kale). But you've seen it before... so here are some close-ups from this garden. 

Small turnips are very sweet and easy to peel.

Spaceship-like kohlrabi. You eat the bulbous stem of this vegetable.

Broccoli sprouting "secondary heads," which are small but delicious (and plentiful).

Broccoli with flowers; and yes, they're edible!
Are you growing a winter garden? How's it treating you?

2 comments:

Claire Jain said...

Here's what I said when I saw your first pic: Ooooooooooh. That's a direct quote. We have three different types of lettuce going strong, some spinach, swiss chard, carrots, and broccoli. Your garden makes me want to go out there and pull my weeds ;-)

Welcome to Sustainable Diet! said...

Aw, thanks! I wish our carrots would take off... any tips? Happy growing!