It was hard enough to keep this blog updated when I started working for the Brooklyn Food Coalition. But I recently started contributing to The Stir and to the Park Slope Parents Blog, so now it's all I can do to just post garden photos from time to time.
Speaking of new projects, with the carrots harvested and the recent arrival of some big planters from a friend moving out of the country I've started new seeds.
Meanwhile, I'm watching the rest of the garden develop, like this rescue hyssop that bloomed this week.
My bachelor buttons are going strong--they're so hardy in this heat! In the background you'll see my sage blossoms. Supposedly letting your herbs and greens flower will make them bitter, but I rarely use my sage and it was so persistent in blooming that I just gave in. That's my lazy-ass version of permaculture.
There's no lack of sun on the roof, which is why I'm a little baffled by my nasturtium's behavior. Why the crazy leaning to the side? I was picturing trailing vines but maybe I need to build a trellis.
It's been in the 90s here in NYC. This is how Madeline keeps cool on the roof. Until I build a wire mesh screen for Jasper's new beta fish she has to stay upstairs. I've caught her with paws in the fishbowl several times. Don't worry, she's getting lots of water and wet food.