Monday, February 18, 2013

Gardening and The Week Ahead... 2/8/2013

I just spent a lovely weekend in Colonial Williamsburg. We were planning on being in the area on Saturday for a birthday party, so we decided to make a long weekend of it and invite my mother as well. Although it was cold, we enjoyed ourselves.

I purchased a book on organic gardening in the 18th century and can't wait to read it. I had two tomato plants in the ground last summer, and two in pots. They did surprisingly well and I'd like to plant more vegetables this year. My son also enjoyed the plants. One of the potted grape tomatoes was so popular with him that hardly anyone else got to taste them; he would eat them right off the vine. He still talks about growing tomatoes!

The Colonial Garden in Williamsburg had lots of cabbages and turnips growing, many using cloches. They also had lots of plants getting started in straw-insulated hot boxes. Below are some pictures from the garden.

Menu for the Week of February 18, 2013

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: Curried Spinach and Chickpeas with rice (sweet potato for me)

Wednesday: scrambled eggs with tomato and wilted spinach, tater tots

Thursday: hot dogs, baked beans, salad

Friday: no cooking - friends house for dinner!

Saturday: who knows?

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