The rain in NYC has finally been useful for something. It looks like beautiful jewels on the leaves of my Fire Escape Farm.
A few weeks ago, I purchased an Earth Box. Adding pounds of heavy, wet, organic soil…and fertilizer…and dolomite…was fun, kind of. Luckily I had a gorgeous helper. :-) We named her Eartha Kitt.
This is her blanket which prevents her from getting weeds. Ingenious.
And here she is freshly planted. From the back row, left to right: basil, patio tomatoes, and cauliflower. Front row: jelly melon (no idea), marigolds for biological insect repellant, and strawberries.
Eartha Kitt’s best child is…the cauliflower. It may take over Brooklyn.
Note the jelly melon ladder grip device. He made that all by himself.
One small step towards really beautiful and really delicious…real food.