April 13, 2018
I thought summer was here earlier in the week and then it got chilly again. Regardless, it has been a beautiful week at the ranch.
More flowers are blooming in the garden, bees are buzzin, and hummingbirds humming. There is a lot going on in the garden right now that at times I don't know what to start with. It is a good problem though since winter can slow things down a bit. The hoop house is full and the greenhouse is almost full. The photo for this blog post is of a Persian cucumber seedling with the seed still attached. It is one of my favorite things to witness as a gardener.
I noticed the cutest cauliflower forming in the garden this week. All the plants that have gone to seed have created such a stunning backdrop to the garden with their colorful flowers. I also noticed some newly flowering tomato plants. They definitely still have a ways to go till they are ready but it is still exciting!
Last weekends 'Natural Dying with Food Waste & Edibles' workshop with Liz Spencer of Dogwood Dyer was fantastic. Participants loved the workshop and the setting. It was such a hit that she is coming back to teach an 'Indigo Dying' workshop on Sunday July 22. Be on the look out for that new event to post for your tickets under 'Events' on www.malibuwinehikes.com. She gave me Indigo seeds to sow with hopes that we can harvest some for the workshop.
The weather looks perfect for the whole day & evening on Saturday. It will be an extra treat for those attending our 4th Garden Dinner which is officially sold out! The chef will be Alina of Mt. Lemmonfood. We are also having special guests from 'Food Forward' giving a small talk and sharing more about their organization. Check out their amazing work here: www.FoodForward.org.
Current Harvest at Saddlerock = Loquats, Radishes, Kale, Chard, Collards, Carrots, Microgreens, Lettuces, Turnips, Calendula Flowers, Fava Beans (leaves & flowers) and Herbs.