Thursday, May 28, 2009

Garden update

Our kitchen garden is growing right along.....

Here are some pictures from the second week of May:
Pepper plants, Onions and Broccoli
Spinach, Peas and Zucchini
Tomatoes- on the left is an Heirloom, on the right is a Hybrid

Now for comparison, I took these pictures a few days ago:
It's hard to tell, but the Broccoli is much bigger and the Onions are bulbing...the Peppers are close to the same.
The Peas are growing like crazy, the Zucchini have little fruits forming, and on the right you can see my Beets hanging in there.  The Spinach isn't looking too promising (you can't see it in this picture).
The Tomatoes finally stopped acting like they were going to die, they both are putting out a lot of flowers, so hopefully we'll see some tomatoes in a few weeks!
I've been picking little green worms off the Broccoli leaves, and there are ladybugs on the Heirloom tomato plant.  I don't know why they aren't on the Hybrid, but they aren't!  Emily told me to leave the ladybugs so they'll eat the aphids....so that's what I'm doing.  Just send me a bill for the horticulture consultation okay Em?  

Here is my herb garden, with some nice rows of carrots sprouting up!  I have even used the Rosemary, Oregano, and Basil in a few recipes already!  I'm not sure what the Lavender would be used for, but it is pretty.  

2 comments:

Jessie and Nathan said...

Your garden looks great!! I miss my garden, I left behind some nice tomato plants...sigh.

Em said...

Great gardening, Mary! I am dissapointed with my garden this year. I think we made a mistake planting in the composted manure... it wasn't composted long enough, and I think it's burning all of the little plant roots! UGH! Good luck this weekend!!!