Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Garden update

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I decided I couldn't wait. The rain this morning made such a good photo op.

The peas are starting to grow, and will soon be latching on to the fencing I put up for them. My son is waiting patiently, he remembers how awesome they were last year. When you pick them off the vine they burst sweet sugar water in your mouth, so delicious and healthy.

The broccoli and cauliflower are growing well. I'm still not sure how well they'll do. After doing some reading, apparently the spring harvest is usually more difficult then the fall harvest. If this crop doesn't work out, I'll be starting some new plants from the seed sometime in July and trying again the fall. I hear the fall harvest tastes better too. I've been checking the underside of the leaves for pests, and I haven't found anything yet. If I do find something my first line of defense will be a garlic/pepper spray.

The lettuce is growing, and I'm expecting next week I'll probably have my first harvest. The kale is growing well too, I absolutely love kale, but this is my first time growing it, so I'm not sure when it will be ready for picking. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you'll notice some tomato plants are popping up. I have no idea where these mystery tomatoes are coming from. This is a new bed with new dirt, but I'm going to allow some of them to grow. My guess is that they are chucked yellow pear tomatoes from last season. Less work for me to do I guess. :)

Here is an obligatory pansy, just because it's pretty. Who doesn't love pansies, right?


  1. Your garden looks awesome!!!! I just started my zuccini (in pots in my window right now - still a little chilly here) - I'm behind though - I plan on doing some tomatoes too for sure and debating at what else - i dont have a lot of room (but i have a ton of animals that I know will eat the plants - ugh!) so I'm still in the figuring it out stage....

  2. Your garden looks wonderful! Mine was doing well, but is currently covered in snow - hoping something survives! I also get so excited about my garden's progress that I can't wait to show it off. I actually caught myself showing my sister pictures of my asparagus at a family party. :D

  3. Thanks guys! You should see my bedroom window Jackie, I should post a pic, it's crammed packed full of little guys ready to be put in the ground. I'm waiting until May, then the tomaters are going in!

    Alea, I love showing garden pictures. It's so fun, and asparagus, I'd be showing that off too! I wish I had the patience to grow some.

  4. I could look at garden pictures all day long! :)We are getting a slow start this year because of all of our other projects-but I hope to see enough progress in the next week or so (We finally received some much needed rain!)that I can post pics on my blog.



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