Garden Watch

It’s pretty amazing what can grow in a few short months. This was what our garden and yard looked like in May:

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and here we are now:

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Earlier in the summer, we had quite a crop of snap peas, but now that they’ve run their course, we’ve had to make way for the tomatoes, which so far, have been amazing! Here’s a look at what’s cooking in the garden . . .

PEPPERS (ANAHEIM, BELL & JALAPENO)

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DAIKON RADISHES, CARROTS (COLORED AND REGULAR), AND KALE

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TOMATOES

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I also thought I’d share the incredible transformation that our little corner of the earth has gone through since 2009 . . .

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Happy gardening and I’ll bring you pictures (with more than just green veggies) when harvest time comes!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO FROM YOUR GARDEN?

Comments

  1. says

    What a nicely organized garden and it looks like you were able to get some good crops from it. We got so much rain here all summer that many things just didn’t do well. Our kale took off though and we have enjoyed that for months now. I see you have some. How did yours do? We plan to plant a lot more of it next year. Right now we are overrun with peppers of various varieties. They seem to take a long time to start producing.

    • says

      Thanks! It’s such a work in progress. This is only our second year of gardening and we’re still learning what works and what doesn’t, which is made more difficult by the fact that what works one year, may not work the next; it’s a crap shoot. Our kale has done beautifully. we’ve gotten about 3 harvests out of it this year. We had a huge crop of snap peas early this summer, but the tomatoes are taking a while to get going, it seems. Our peppers are surely on their way, and I’m unsure about when to pick them. We picked a medium-sized Anaheim and it had very little flavor. I’m letting the others get larger, but I don’t know if that means they’ll be more flavorful. What do you think? I think I also planted the carrots and radishes too close together (such a rookie mistake) and so I have a feeling they’re going to be pretty small. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

      • says

        I have noticed with our peppers that the larger you let them grow the more flavor they have. However there is a cut off to how large they should get as you know and that is hard to determine sometimes. Once we grew our carrots too close together and they wove around each other in the ground and kind of choked each other out.

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