Check out this video of a late evening ramble from the garden!
Yesterday, when I went to tend to my garden, Daddy shared a surprise with me.
It seems that his eyes espied something new lurking on one of my plants.
What was it? You ask.
Well, there–at the base of my cherry tomato plant–sat four or five ripe red cherry tomatoes!
Never mind the low yield!
WE HAD SOMETHING TO HARVEST!
Check out the video below for more about my first “harvest” for 2021, and an update on what’s growing in the garden and how things are progressing.
In this video, I decided to harvest some collard greens from our garden. Daddy starts fussing at me for not cutting the collards closer to the stalk.
He swears that I “left enough food on the plant for a baby.”
After the harvest, the collards, which grow upward like a little tree, had to be staked in order to keep them growing straight–we don’t want them to lean and break.
At any rate, I am including my own “closed caption” in the video because Daddy talks low and he has a very deep Southeast Alabama accent; hell, he makes me sound like I’m from New York–and that takes some doing!
***Caveat: I didn’t caption everything he said—I want to tune your ear to our beautiful dialect!
Good luck with that!
By the way, don’t let the accent fool you, my Dad tested high enough on the ASVAB (or whatever the equivalent was at that time) to go to Air Force flight school–and he was only 17!
Sadly, a physical injury kept him out.
That said, we might talk slow but we ain’t no dummies!
Anyway, at one point in the video, you’ll hear me cuss–but don’t worry, Daddy had walked off for a second to get the water hose–he couldn’t hear me.
That was more of an inside joke between me and my son who was acting as my camera man. LOL!
Watch and listen to all the antics in the video on harvesting and showing our collards staked in their containers.
It’s that time of year!
Check out me and Daddy starting our patio garden for the 2021 planting season.
First of the fall and there she goes back... -Sly and the Family Stone
Hello my loves!
Here’s a quick check-in as Daddy and I transition from a summer garden to a fall garden. If you are just tuning in, you’d have to go back to the beginning to see why we are where we are today.
Not to worry though, you can find past episodes on the right panel of this blog under categories: Greens From Daddy’s Patio.
There have been some losses, but, as I said before, I’ve learned that this is a huge part of the process.
LadyG here with a quick update on what’s been happening with the greens on Daddy’s Patio!
Daddy says that the plants that I have been calling spinach are probably NOT spinach; at least not the kind of spinach that he is familiar with.
There is also some question about the basil plant that we purchased as a start.
That said, the basil plant that we are growing from seed is definitely basil! Any advice? What do you think?
Check out the video for details!
This week, LadyG speaks life into her vegetable plants during the watering process.
We are still investigating organic pest control methods, so stay tuned.
All in all, Daddy, says the garden is looking good.
This week, Daddy tells Lady G about the “guests” who have been feasting in our patio garden.
Run Time: About 3 minutes
Even though I’m getting more and more comfortable with gardening, Daddy is always watching over my shoulder.
Whenever I’m working with the plants, he usually says something like…
“Add a little bit of this!”
“Add a little more of that!”
“Not too much!
“Put it over there.”
“Move it over here.”
“You don’t need to do that.”
“Look here bae, do it like this.”
And when I get it just right, he reassures me with a super sweet …
“There ya go!”
I’ve lived my entire life anticipating those words when I’m in the midst of learning new things from Daddy.
If you listen VERY CLOSELY, you can hear him say that to me in previous videos 🙂
Anyway, today, I made more room for my spinach by replanting my rosemary and basil.
Best believe Daddy’s right there watching every step.
Enjoy the video and note that the voice-over near the end is not necessarily synced with the plants that are shown at the time.
Cooking metaphors for gardening? That’s so Lady G!
Bonus: Me watching for fireflies. Unfortunately, you might not be able to see them flash because they go so fast, but at least you can enjoy the sounds of the crickets chirping on a beautiful Southern night 🙂
Happy Father’s Day Daddy! Thanks for being a great DAD! Love you!
Run time: less than 6 mins