Well… my garden is growing, so far…


So… there are some things happening in my garden again. Including weeds. But… let’s just ignore those, since they will be disappearing this weekend when I get my pink garden-gloved hands on them.

Here’s what I’ve got going on:

  • New (Red) Potatoes. Yay! I remembered to plant them a week ago… after letting them sit around in a bag for a month. Maybe two.
  • Green Onions. These are a carryover from last summer. They thrive multi-seasonally — even during the snowy months. “It’s the food that magically regrows itself!”
  • Carrots. I have planted an heirloom variety this year, with hopes that they won’t grow in odd, diminutive shapes like last year.
  • Big Boy Tomatoes. These actually belong to my mom. I gave her the plant for Mother’s Day this year. But she doesn’t like to water plants, even the kind that produce food, so I put the plant in my own garden in hopes that it may survive and offer some actual tomatoes.
  • Heinz Tomatoes. This tomato plant is mine. And, yes, I am looking forward to building my own factory and reaping the benefits of making the best ketchup in the world!
  • Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins. The planting of last year’s large Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins held a lot of promise (and stress), but never manifested. We thought we were going to have such a huge crop we would have to open a farm stand and sell them (or give them away) on the corner of our street to neighbors. We’re aiming much lower (and smaller) this year.
  • Romaine Lettuce. So far, it’s been a no-show. Or, I should say… the seedlings that had been growing initially have bid us adieu…

The Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, White Onions and Lavender seeds I planted in spring have also disappeared. At least for the time being. I do hope to cultivate them all again this season, though.

So… anyway… here are a few photos of what’s happening right now:

Pumpkins
Pumpkins — I need to move these to a bigger pot now, obviously…

Potatoes
Potatoes — do ya think I ought to spread these out a bit?
Carrots
Carrots
Heinz Tomato
Heinz Tomato Plant — with green onions in the background (I harvested them last night, but they’ll be back!)
Big Boy Tomatoes
Big Boy Tomato Plant
Garden View
Our garden at dusk a week ago — you can see the pre-harvested green onions on the right, between the carrots and my Heinz tomato ketchup enterprise.
Kitty in the Garden
Kitty helps keep the birds, deer, squirrels and bunnies away.

 

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