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My garden Aug 16 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Here's some broccoli from July 9, 2009. I also have a radish that grew from a plant that went to seed last year. I never actually put any in the ground this year. I couldn't post these with the computer down. Also I don't exactly recall what the photos were that I uploaded when it bit it. I just know that the hard drive got wiped. :( I put the change down for sizing . (the stuff in the middle was chopped broccoli.

So since I wasn't able to keep up with a garden blog, I'll get us up to date to now. I've picked a whole lot of peas from the garden, and one lone tomato that was too heavy for the sad little plant that it was on. Later there's a photo of 5 tomatoes, and the one I picked 2 weeks ago was from that same plant. The pumpkin has taken over, and is spilling into the outside of the garden. Today, after swimming at the in-laws, I figured to check what there was before going in for the night. I found a cucumber that was hiding and that I never even knew existed. It's a decent size. I also got carrots, but I didn't get a photo of those, they're still a bit small, but so tasty! They got a spicy bite to them.

This is the view walking down to the garden, it just look like a mess of green!

So here's a same view as what I took, before, only everything growing! I put in the poles with fishing line between them for the peas to grow up on. Then I actually read the package that the seeds came in and realized that I got dwarf plants. They only grew up halfway, but they grew good.

They're starting to dry out, but here you see one of the pea plants. I harvested most of the pods. (there are a bunch in the bowl earlier).

I week ago I planted some of those same peas into a hanging planter to get a second crop. We can watch how they grow. :)

The big bushy part are all carrots. I never thinned them out (I don't have the heart to do that!), so some are growing all twisted together. It's difficult to wait for them to grow bigger. i just want to get at them. They are so sweet!
Behind you can see the pumpkins and to the right are the broccoli and sweet pepper.

This is what broccoli turn into if you don't harvest it at the right time. It turns into a big yellow flower that the bees love!. I'm hoping that I'll get seeds from them.

Crazy pumpkin vines.

Beefsteak tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes. See how ther grow different from the other ones. They are side by side on the stem.

here's another cucumber on one of my 2 vines. You can see on the left where more cucumbers will grow.

Of the 4 sweet(green) pepper plants that I planted, 2 grew good. One kinda died off, but it's come back, and might actually flower sometime. This is the biggest pepper that I have, and each flower will be another one. You can see where 2 other peppers are growing.

It is so satisfying to have all this organic produce, for real cheap. One of the issues with that is that you do have to look for bugs. When I was shelling the peas I didn't tell my hubby about the worms that had taken up residence in a few of them. I just threw them away. That's why I shell them. It was a bit of work at the start, but I really didn't weed it all that much. I just would go at it every now and then, but no great deal.

Oh... I didn't put up a photo of the corn. It's kinda puny. Hopefully I'll get a few ears. I used seeds from last year, I think that was my problem. I'll be using Veseys next year, they rock!

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  • no profile photo ANDREE-NATH
    Wow Denise, that is one big garden. I'm jealous, your garden is bigger than my whole yard. Have a great vacation.

    Talk to you in a week.
    4276 days ago
    Nice garden! Now I feel bad I didn't put one in but I just didn't have the time.

    Love ya.
    4279 days ago
    Your veggies and plants look great! I am jealous! LOL And now I'm hungry for fresh veggies......hmmmm....time to make supper! LOL
    4279 days ago
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