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.


Emily said...

Wow! That was fast. Just kidding. i assume you were planning to post those before I suggested you should.
That is one beautiful garden. So cool!

bonnie jack said...

i know i have no right to feel jealous, because i haven't put the time or energy into actually having a garden. but nevertheless, i am jealous. i wish i had a garden.

Atzimba said...

How cool is that!
So happy for you guys. I miss having the chance to have a garden. Oh well. one day we will again.
Did you pre-pare your soil? or will you fertilize it?
Congratulations! It looks great!

Erika said...

How nice! Do you have help from the kids? If yes I am so jealous! no help here, well that is not true Alana helps me with the compost and other things but this is just so big ahhh.
Happy Gardening!

Cherie said...

Yay! How fun for you guys! What an awesome project! Not only did you get the stuff in the ground, but you provided a post WITH pictures. I'm quite impressed! I wish I could see it in person, but in any case, thanks for letting me sneak a peek at your life this way!

Melanie said...

What?!? You are growing a garden too? I had no idea! Sounds exciting!

Der Grexxie said...

How wonderful and delicious! What a great way to get top quality food, enjoy nature, save on grocery bills and become more self sufficient. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Becky! That is so exciting that you are starting to harvest! I just got permission from my landlord to start a garden in our backyard. Just trying to be like you!

dwrichy said...

Very cool, very cool!

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love jaelle!

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