Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Garden Update

Things are progressing nicely in Garden 2010.
Starting from the bottom left we've got strawberries in the first box, parsley and asparagus in the middle box, tomatoes and zucchini (which hasn't sprouted yet) in the third. In the center row we've got a different variety of tomato and cucumber in the first box, cauliflower and cabbage in the middle, and peas in the last box. On the back row we've got yet another variety of tomato and okra, in the middle box are eight varieties of peppers, and watermelon is in the last box.

I saved room in a few of the boxes for things like egg plant and whatever else might strike my fancy to plant. I've got Japanese eggplant seeds planted in little containers and if they sprout I'll plant them, if not I'll get some from the nursery.

In the former rose garden we've got onions coming up nicely, carrots, daikon radish, potatoes, lettuce, and spinach planted. We decided to plant in some of our containers as well so we planted carrots in the purple tub and two kinds of potatoes in the other two containers.

Sparky's herb garden is well stocked with things like basil, thyme, tarragon, and other herbs. And she also planted yet another variety of tomato up front next to our front porch. And tonight she tossed some sunflower seeds and some dill seed in out front as well.

We may yet plant some corn and beans behind the raised beds garden in the area we refer to as 'No man's land.' I'll let you know what we decide. I know you're dying to find out.

12 comments:

Mnmom said...

I truly AM excited!! We won't be planting for another 2 maybe 3 weeks up here, but with sun going until 9:30 at night we somehow get an entire growing season in.

We're going to try growing potatoes in a garbage bag! And way more beets and carrots this year. We're even going to try sweet corn - make sure you've got at least 4x4 rows for good pollination.

Logical Libby said...

You are so far ahead of me. I haven't even thought about which plants I will buy to neglect and kill this season...

XUP said...

That's a flippin' beautiful garden. Will you adopt me so I can have garden fresh veggies every day, please? I'll even cook.

K.Line said...

The strawberries are really coming along! This garden looks TERRIFIC! I'd love to have dinner at your place.

southernfemalelawyer said...

GORgeous! I have eggplant seedlings up and will be thinning out soon - let me know if you want some and I will try to transplant a couple for you. By the by, nada from my strawberries; I am going to pull them this weekend and plant another tomato and some more potatoes. Sigh.

SkylersDad said...

It all looks great!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Have patience SLF. Our strawberries were started last year and I've got them planted in a mixture of cow manure, humus, and garden soil.

Bob said...

I love your garden (and the updates).

Nan said...

Green with envy. I'm stuck container gardening (concrete patio), and not much of that due to the patio's lack of sunlight.

kirby said...

Is there anything better than new potatoes? I'm intrigued by Mnmoms idea of potatoes in a garbage bag.

gmb said...

Fabulous. My brother and I are going to plant tomatoes and peppers this weekend at his place. The strawberries have exploded and taken over one planting area, so we need to move the blackberry canes too. Hoping his garden looks as good as yours.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You guys are gardening ninjas!