Three men, three gardens, one winner. Sarvay and Smartt put up a good fight last week, but in the end Scott Pharr was victorious in our first installment of Garden Wars. Let’s see whose greens will reign supreme this week…
Sarvay and Smartt put up a good fight last week, but in the end Scott Pharr was victorious in our first installment of Garden Wars. Let’s see who will take the crown this week…
For those of you just getting in to Garden Wars, here’s the deal…
John Sarvay (of Floricane and Buttermilk & Molasses), Ryan Smartt (of ConnectRichmond), and Scott Pharr (of PharrOut and RVANews) face off each week as they showcase images of their beloved gardens, complete with clever captions. Then you, the readers, vote to decide who wins. Whoever has won the most number of weeks out of the three-month run of this series will be treated to a meal by the losers. Easy-peasy. And quite, quite fun.
Current standings are:
Garden Wars (week 2) commence with the gardening/battling!
A girl and her first crop of spring peas are soon parted – after eating half of what we picked, Thea ate half of what we shelled. Raw food, all the way for our girl.
What’s cuter than a toddler with peas? Her mom, harvesting her favorite root vegetable and celebrating her fifth year of marriage to Farmer John. (And celebrating the fact that she weeded the garden twice this spring, ensuring Garden Wars could take place.)
This week’s harvest included our first batch of peas, reams of kale and chard, a few small beets and some of the infamous Scott Pharr finger carrots.
Yes, those are my peas and yes, they are abundantly and deliciously sweet. Someone else that’s abundantly sweet (besides me) is my youngest, Kyla.
Why wouldn’t I include a how-to on hand pollination? Here you see (from left to right) female flower, male flower, and the fruit they produce. And yes, you put one to the other and VOILA!
The harvest includes the last of my finger carrots as well as dipping into my last batch of lettuce yet starting the pea, squash, and zucchini season! (Even if you have to hand pollinate.)
My secret weapon this week = Lyla giving the tomato plants giant hugs every day.
¡Ay, caramba! Caliente… Mexcelente!
Peppers and herb: reunited and it tastes so good.
Ok, readers, cast your vote in the comments. WHOSE GREENS REIGN SUPREME?!?!?!