See Our Garden Grow

Hopefully these make a little sense so you can see how much our garden has grown in less than a month!  We are excited about our garden and I’m hoping to do a lot of canning.  We have about 50 tomato plants and 50 pepper plants (the peppers are David’s decision because I would have no use for a bazillion peppers).  Our soil is awesome yet again this year and we have had SO much rain – I’m wondering if it’s going to affect the tomatoes (blossom end rot).  This is our biggest garden yet and it is an experiment because we are interested to see if it is really worth having this many plants (could be more work than it’s worth).  Our broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are doing well too. 

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Raspberry patch 5/28.      

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Raspberry patch 6/17.

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Tomatoes, Broccoli etc 5/28.

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Tomatoes, Broccoli etc 6/17.

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Straw bales at the 5/28.        

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Straw bales today (6/17) – we had higher hopes for the straw bales, but they don’t get as much sun as the rest of the garden because of the neighbor’s tree.  I think that’s the biggest thing affecting it right now – and we’re hoping it will still take off.

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Spinach and lettuce on 5/28.         

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Spinach and lettuce plot today – filled with new eggplants, herbs, melons and more tomato plants.

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The tomato and eggplant plot on 5/28.  

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The tomato and eggplant plot today.

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Cherry tomatoes on 5/28.         

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Cherry tomatoes today.  David’s hoping these will be his “4th of July” tomatoes.  His goal was to have a ripe tomato by the 4th.

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Pepper patch on 5/28.

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Pepper patch today.

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Front yard pepper patch 5/28          

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Front yard pepper patch today (6/17).

Now for some close-ups.

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Belle

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Zelle  (Short for Giselle)

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A friend from the ward gave us a ton of starts from his amazing perennial garden (seriously, amazing).  I think our front flower patch actually has hope now!  Especially next year when they start to fill in more.  I also got free planters from a friend and I planted some annuals and herbs and I think they look really vibrant and nice.