Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 Garden Update

The garden is quieting down unfortunately, but before we totally call it quits...

3 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes

Dilly bean canning




And...fruit salad!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Garden 2014

Here's what she looks like so far!

And then I took all of the plants that didn't fit (some peppers plants and some tomato plants) and put them in the bramble. 


So far so good!

July in the Garden 2014

So far the garden is coming along nicely. We have some gnarly carrots, small peppers, and lots of squash flowers!


I know these aren't pretty, but I grew them in a pot. They were clearly overcrowded, but this was a test run. They tasted great!


I wish I had planned better in order to have more ready in June and early July, but this will have to do for my first year in the new garden. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lettuce!

So that wilty looking lettuce bounced back and produced 4 beautiful heads of lettuce. We ate one last night and it was delicious and went from garden to plate in under an hour!


This was butter crunch lettuce. One small head was enough for 2 salads. We'll need to eat this all this week before the weather gets too warm (maybe I should have done successive planting so they weren't all ready at the same time), but I consider this a success!

Next up...planting the rest of the garden in the ground!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Seedling Updates

My cherry tomatoes are doing great and my heirloom tomatoes are coming up perfectly! My pepper plants are taking their time so I transplanted them and hope they get a little boost. 

Today I started zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, acorn squash, butternut squash, and corn! Most of these I've never grown before so it's pretty exciting. 

In a few weeks everything should be ready to go in the ground! Very exciting!

We also bought some fruit plants with the hopes of creating something of a bramble! When we get some deer fencing, we'll put them in the ground. We bought 4 raspberry plants, 1 blackberry, 1 boysenberry, and we already had a blueberry bush that's been in a pot. They'll all go in the ground soon!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The new garden plot...2014

So I've mentioned how we moved at the end of last summer and this would be the first year in our new "homestead."  This week Morgan built me my first garden bed! We both agreed that if the spot doesn't work out long term (not enough sun or in the way) we'll move it next year, but until that's all sorted out we have to plant the garden somewhere.

And here's where it'll be planted:

I don't plant my heat-loving plants until around Memorial Day. By then we'll have to put a deer fence around this, but this is so great to have this early!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Planning...

I've been eyeing the background trying to find the perfect garden spot. The problem is that no one spot gets a full 8-10 hours of sun. Not yet anyway. I may try trimming back some trees. 


This is at 8:45 am. I'll see what it looks like later in the day and later in the season when the trees fill in.