Garden {Update}

I wanna say the last time I did a garden update was back in May when we built the stone border around the edge of the empty plot.  Which was actually not so much of an update as an introduction.

But I have been somewhat chronicling the development of our plants, so I wanted to show you what even a lazy gardener is capable of producing.

Several weeks after planting seeds, you can see beets, carrots, and wax bean plants growing like gangbustas.  I’m not quite sure what happened to the onions and sugar snap peas, but they never really took off.

In the middle is tomato and pepper plants that we bought as seedlings.  Because I’m too scared to start seeds indoors.  What you can’t see well in this photo is the lettuce and potatoes towards the back.  They are kickin’ some ass, too.  Which is quite the opposite of the raspberry bush.  Which I might have killed.  Again.

Our first harvest!  Why wax beans?  I thought I could trick Allison into trying them because they aren’t green, but she’s too smart for me.  She could probably take a better camera phone picture than me also.  So please forgive my thumb’s presence.

And here we are in mid July and our cherry tomatoes are still green.  Probably because the squirrels keep getting the ripe ones before we do.  My neighbor has set out a trap to “relocate” the offenders but as suspected, it’s a futile effort.

But they can’t get to the carrots…  And neither can I.  I overcrowded the space a bit and can barely get in the plot to pull weeds.  Because that’s why I haven’t weeded.  *Ahem.*  Sadly, these still have a ways to go.

And my beloved beets.  I’m not really sure what’s going on with these suckers because they seem to be growing out of the ground yet they are only the size of ping-pong balls.  I guess if the beets are a bust, at least I get the greens…

Hopefully my next update won’t be too far from now and with any luck will include an actual harvest.  *Fingers Crossed*

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5 Responses to Garden {Update}

  1. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    The garden looks great. I don’t like weeding much either.

  2. mom2kiddos says:

    I love that sign – so rustic! Good on you for having your own garden. I don’t think I have the patience to have a garden and tackle weeds!

    • Jen says:

      It’s actually not our sign… Our neighbor does driftwood art and it’s hanging above their garden. But you’re right, it’s super cool.

      The most difficult thing about tending a garden is remembering to water it. I’m no gardener and we still usually have a pretty decent crop even if I don’t do anything to it.

  3. Your garden looks great. If only ours was fairing so well. The weather for awhile there couldnt make up its mind which didnt help. Hopefully some of our stuff will still be ready soon. Happy harvesting!

  4. June says:

    We grew lots of beets when I was growing up and the small ones were always sweeter. Ping-pong size sounds about right. Just wash them, boil until tender, and slip the skin off. Then pop them in your mouth. The thought of them now is making my mouth water.