How our garden didn’t grow

Every year we plant a garden at CRC. I believe we are the only building on Omohundro Place with more than a couple of bushes to greet people. But this year, something happened. I don’t know what but hardly anything grew. It started with the blackberry bushes, which have produced bushels of berries for the…

A serious question

Yes, the Chicks are at CRC World Headquarters busy giving things away to nonprofit agencies in need. But I have a serious non-philanthropic question. My tomato plants suck this year and I don’t know why. I have noticed, both here at World Headquarters and at home, that strange fungal formations are cropping up in the…

A serious question

Yes, the Chicks are at CRC World Headquarters busy giving things away to nonprofit agencies in need. But I have a serious non-philanthropic question. My tomato plants suck this year and I don’t know why. I have noticed, both here at World Headquarters and at home, that strange fungal formations are cropping up in the…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….

Once more into the breach

This will be the third planting season at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters Community Garden. The mulch went on today. The plants will go in as soon as the last danger of frost has passed on April 15. Let’s just review the Top Ten things Chick One learned in the first two gardening seasons….

Bacon Wednesday: Roasted tomato and bacon tart

The Chicks have had a bountiful harvest of tomatoes from the community garden at CRC World Headquarters this year. Chick One is the gardener. Chick Two is the consumer since she proudly states that “I don’t stick my hands in dirt on purpose.” That’s O.K. I find gardening – particularly in a small, controllable patch…

Harvest

For the three of you following the progress of the vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters, here you go. Visual proof that the garden is yielding actual produce. No, I did not get this stuff from the farmer’s market. These are actual vegetables produced in an industrial park about two miles from downtown Nashville. Since…

Tomato blight

So the vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters is going pretty well, although I learn something every year. This year I learned that a tiny tomato plant in April becomes a giant tomato plant by July. I planted them too close together and now they are overtaking everything else. The poor basil plant is fighting…