Monday, May 18, 2009

My Rockin' Garden

I just thought I would share a few photos of my latest project. The stars have all aligned...finally... to provide me with a camera (with charged batteries) in the same place as the subject, so here goes.

These are still not very big plants, but these are my tomatoes, beats, Swiss chard, 3 types of lettuce, 2 types of cabbage, onions, celery, and spinach. We also have a few token pea plants that the birds didn't eat. Yesterday we added our baby pepper cute.

How sweet of a broccoli patch is that? I didn't even like broccoli, but I guess I do now.

These are all the baby peaches and cherries I pulled off my new little trees. My garden guru neighbor said that if you take off the fruit the first year, the tree will put it's production capabilities into the roots, branches, etc...basic structure so that the crop will be more productive next year. Isn't my cherry tree beautiful? I have ALWAYS wanted one of those.

These are the planters where my potatoes are going. It is sort of an experiment to see if we can grow them vertically by stacking tires up on top of one another. We'll let you know how it goes. Also in the background is one of my two new apple trees.

This is Andrew inspecting my beautiful grape vines that we just barely trellised on Saturday, just in time for them to accidentally get sprayed for weeds with the lawn and meet an oh-so-unfortunate demise. Start over? Dang! Otherwise, I have another five or six that seem to be doing okay. They are actually even starting to get little tiny grapes on them.

There you have it. The grand tour thus far. Stay tuned. I will try to update as things either move forward...or not. I suppose that "two steps forward and one step back" is still better than no steps.


Doesn't this look amazing? I cut these lettuce and spinach leaves out of my own garden yesterday. They are the first anything to get picked out of garden this year (besides the tiny fruit off my trees). They were so yummy. I put them all together for a salad for Sunday dinner. It looked so pretty that I couldn't resist the temptation to photo shoot (not shop). It's not every day that you get picture perfect bread and salad. I mean, come on. In fact, I don't think it has ever happened before at my house. Thanks for humoring me...those of you that are regular garden gurus.