Monday, May 21, 2012

Growth Spurt

It's been about a month since my last vegetable garden update, but that's just because I've been lazy about writing blog posts.  I certainly haven't been neglecting my plant babies - are you ready to see how they're all doing?

First, my container plants.  Some of these are not the prettiest containers, I know.  But they were cheap and they'll serve their purpose.  I've got 1.) lettuce (I know you can't see it in the this photo, but there's a tiny little sprout - trust me), 2.) dill, 3.) sage, 4.) rosemary, 5.) thyme, 6.) strawberries, 7.) lemongrass, 8.) cucumber, 9.) chives, 10.) tomato, 11.) mint, 12.) green beans.  I had basil as well, but it died.  I have to buy a new one.  There was an exciting development in the container garden department today - the first ripe strawberry!

Chris and I split it in half so we could both taste the first tiny harvest of the year.  It was sweet and tangy and amazing.  While we're talking about fruit, why not have a look at the raspberry bushes?

Looking good, guys!  The one on the left really shot up fast.  I can't remember which is which, but we've got a bush of each color - yellow, red, and black.  I have a feeling we're going to have a good raspberry harvest this year - check out all of the tiny soon to be raspberries!

Each of those little flowery looking things will be a raspberry.  I can hardly wait.  Maybe I'll make some very tiny tarts.

Here are the sugar peas.  Talk about a growth spurt - these are getting huge!  There are a few flowers starting already, so we'll soon have a bunch of sugar peas on our hands.

Next up is corn.  They are coming in pretty good as well.  Hopefully I can find some way to keep the bugs out  this year so we can actually eat some of them.  If you'll remember the garden chart from this post, you'll know that there should be zucchini next in line.  Unfortunately, something has run off with my lone zucchini plant, so I'm going to have to buy a new one at the greenhouse.  Such is the way of nature, I suppose.

Broccoli and cauliflower and a lot of weeds.  I did the best I could at weeding this weekend, but those little tiny ones are so hard to pull!

Last but not least, the problem area.  So I originally planted carrots in the back and beets in the front.  For the longest time I didn't think any of them were going to come up and I'd pretty much written them off entirely.  Then we had a lot of rain last week and this happened.  I know the red-stemmed ones in the front are beets, and I know the feathery looking ones in the back on the left side are carrots.  What I am not sure about are all the red stemmed ones in the back.  Are they weeds?  Are they more beets that somehow got blown/rained into the wrong section of the garden?  I do not know.  So I'm going to let them be for now and see if they turn into more recognizable red beet leaves or just grow into weeds.  If they are beets, though, I am going to have way too many beets.  Way too many.

So there you have it.  A vegetable garden update.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I can just imagine the two of you savoring that little tiny strawberry!