Sunday, July 20, 2014

In My Garden

Our little garden is starting to produce produce, and it's pretty exciting!

From left: sugar snap peas, producer beans, romano beans,
pole beans, and some sort of czech tomatoes.

We're also growing radishes, more tomatoes, jalapeƱos, "king of the north" peppers, padron peppers, basil, dill, parsley (oh so much parsley), carrots, parsnips, red russian kale, and rainbow chard. And our lemon tree is looking good too.  

Our little corner of vegetable heaven.
Check out those pole beans! 
I love how the tomatoes start to ripen top-down. 
I can't take credit for the lemons, but they're going nuts! 
Poppies and our bushy lemon tree, and a straight-on view of
the path to the garden. Roses on the left that I can't take
credit for either.

I think that in another week or so, we're going to be drowning in beans and tomatoes and peppers and radishes! Someday, carrots and parsnips. We're already growing more parsley than we can eat or turn into pesto. It's choking the dill, so I think we may need to just start harvesting and giving it away! I don't know why parsley goes so crazy in our yard, but man.

I mean, look at that parsley.
You can hardly notice the radish greens or the bushy kale :)

...are you growing anything this year?


20 comments:

  1. My jealousy knows no bounds. I'm going to take my ten courgettes, single--sizeable!--pumpkin, and three green tomatoes and just hug them. Everything else was decimated by snails at that fantastic tipping point when it's too late to start again, too early for the plants to defend themselves, but they're too big to be comfortable indoors or in pots. Even the dill was murdered (by cat urine toxicity--the snails tried) and the beetroots never had a chance. So very, very jealous. Beautiful garden!

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  2. Better not to have it in the first place ;-)

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  3. So envious of your green thumb! After i killed our last cactus I'm not allowed to try anymore.

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  4. Pumpkin! Courgettes! Amazing! I know what you mean about the snails...hard to tell from the pictures, but everything that has big leaves has little caterpillar holes in them. We get these little green guys that just love to hang out and nibble on our leaves. I don't know where they come from, or how to get rid of them!

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  5. Haha, how did you kill the cactus? Overwatering, I'm guessing? Succulents are deceptively easy -- don't beat yourself up :)

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  7. I think I overwatered our first one and totally forgot about the last. :)

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  8. I have a ton in my garden... but not a lot of luck with harvesting. I'll get one or two tiny zucchinis at a time. I had a few tiny tomatoes a while back, but then the plant had a rough week or so and almost died. I'm trying to revive it.
    I do have a ton of habanero peppers though. No idea what to do with them.

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  9. Lots of habaneros? Sounds like it's salsa time? Or pickled habaneros? Would that be weird? Make your own hot sauce?

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  10. Loving your garden. Lemon tree reminds me of my childhood. There in my neighborhood each house had a lemon tree. We had them all the time, even for sweet and sour desserts

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  11. I think I overwatered our first one and totally forgot about the last.

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  12. Also updated! (as you can probably see) :-)

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  13. Ah man, I killed my garden with neglect. Yours is amazing though.

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  14. HI CATH!!!! Thanks for the love. Our garden is kind of out of control right now - exciting times, but we need to do some serious weeding and pruning!

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  15. Where did you grow up? Lemon trees smell so lovely - I love having them!

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  16. They do! I'm from Mexico. I grew up in Colima, near the pacific coast. =D

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  17. I think I overwatered our first one and totally forgot about the last. :)

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