Monday, June 6, 2011

A garden update

This is only the second time that I made it out to the garden so I thought I’d update you (since we actually weeded it and all…).

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Here are the Zucchini plants – the seeds have come a long way.

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These are the other squash plants. They’ve also grown quite a bit.

The cucumbers, watermelon and onion seeds didn't make it.  I won't point any fingers (Jon) but someone (Jon) killed my onions (Jon).  And the rest I didn't plant correctly. 

The grass cuttings have been absolutely amazing at keeping the weeds away and putting nutrients into the soil

Although when it rots, it smells.  Really bad.  Yuck.

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The strawberry plants have some sweet little treats hiding among them.  I picked about a bowl-full this morning and have already eaten most of them.  It’s like candy.  Nature’s candy.

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Today we finally put the tomato plants in.

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And basil.  I love basil.  So much.

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For my first Mother’s Day, Jon’s mom bought me some perennials (does she know what I love or what!) and this here is a rhubarb plant.  Next to my strawberries.  Anyone else see something in our future?

Then I decided to take some pictures of some other perennials in my garden.   Enjoy.







I love my roses. 





I also love my irises.  I have these gorgeous blue ones and some yellow ones (they already finished blooming).



And I love eating these yummy wild strawberries or, in Russian, Zemlinika, from our garden.




What are you growing this year?  What are you proud of?

8 comments:

  1. Your vegetables and fruit look so great! I'm jealous...I have always wanted to be able to have an actual garden. Unfortunately, my apartment does not make that possible. However, I am currently growing jalepenos and they are doing really well!

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  2. Your garden looks good! I wish we could have that much of a variety. We only have onions and peppers this year because of the lack of space. We couldn't plant them in our backyard because our dog is a crazy and would have ate them/dug them up!

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  3. I've grown my appetite for veggies in your garden...:)

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  4. If you make strawberry rhubarb pie I will be in CT in a hot second. My fav hands down.

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  5. I was weeding my garden yesterday too. My green beans are just poking through the soil. I'm sure I'll be cussing them once I have them coming out of my ears. Your garden looks really good!

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  6. Your garden looks fantastic! I have a strawberry plant in a pot that I will transfer to a box once I build it (ha!). Your strawberries did much better than mine. I would love a garden but don't have the time for one. I will just go over to my moms garden and steal her veggies :)

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  7. Super jealous of your homegrown strawberries! I need to raid my parents' garden again soon.

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  8. I love basil too. My three potted plants look pathetic to you massive garden. Can not wait to see it fully grown. And so jealous of your strawberries. I want pie!

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