Archive for April, 2010

here’s my garden – week 1

  • So far I haven’t been very good about this blogging thing.  I started the blog more than 2 months ago when I couldn’t wait for spring, and have only blogged twice.  Well, spring is in full swing and my garden is planted, so it’s time to start documenting it!  My plan is to take pictures and post at least once a week.  I’ll call this week one since it’s my first post, even though most of my plants have been in the ground for several weeks already.
  • view of garden from the tomato forest. That huge green mass in the middle is lemon balm from last year - what am I going to do with all of that?!

  • view from the other end of my garden, looking at the tomato and pepper area

  • Here’s what I’m growing this year:
  • Tomatoes:  Brandywine, grape, red pear, black krim, green zebra, pink german, homestead, early girl, sun leaper, cheroke purple and one mystery tomato that popped up randomly in the middle of my onions    
  • this tomato, along with about 50 others, popped up in this one little area of my garden. I have no idea what type it is - what a fun surprise!

  • Peppers:  jalapeno, poblano, red and orange bell, giant Marconi, garden salsa and one other that is missing its tag and I can’t remember what it is.
  • jalapeno and a random marigold

  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • I planted these from seed about a month ago - don't remember the variety.

  • potatoes and onions
  • this is where my rogue tomatoes were popping up everywhere. I've pulled most of them so the potatoes and onions have room to grow.

  • Zucchini
  • I planted this from seed about a month ago

  • Watermelon
  • planted this from seed also. I also planted cantaloupe seeds, but they never sprouted 😦

  • Corn
  • planted these seeds a month ago. I feel like it should be bigger by now, but I've never grown corn before. That's my HUGE mint plant in the back.

  • Green beans
  • lovely holes in my bean rows where some seeds didn't sprout 🙂

  • Herbs:  basil, thyme, lemon balm, cilantro, spicy oregano, chamomile, golden sage, TONS of mint, rosemary, chives

I didn’t take any pics of my herbs today, but the lemon balm is in the first picture above (it’s out of control big), and my cilantro is also ridiculous.  Ok by me – I love cilantro.  I planted the cilantro seeds last fall, and the little plants grew very slow all winter, and then took off about 2 months ago.  I’ve never had luck with the transplants, but the seeds sure did work. 

And here’s my mystery plant.  I had a field of these popping up in this one area of the garden, so I transplanted one of them.  Not sure exactly what it is, but can’t wait to see what grows! 

  • this little guy popped up in the middle of my onions. I think it's either a cantaloupe, zucchini or cucumber. We'll see when it gets bigger!

Happy gardening!

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