Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How does your garden grow?

From the laundry basket of The Homegrown Mama

My favorite beans... they are limping along, not sure why the leaves are punched through...
there was hail involved at one point.

FIRST time my kohlrabi ever grew bigger than a sprout.  I don't really know what to do now...
 I just remember that I loved them as a kid!

Again, FIRST time for broccoli to show signs it will be edible!!!  (only 1 of the 4 plants, though)

There are tomatoes in the jungle of leaves!

I'm blown away by the number of peppers on the regular pepper plants!

The lone Tom Thumb lettuce, surviving amid the peppers and stunted cauliflower.
Last year, we didn't get a garden in.  I really, really wanted to, but since we had moved to a new home and I had a baby in the middle April, not even parsley got planted.  This year, we were in the middle of putting in a fence, so... it took longer than I had planned to get the garden in.  My garden has only been planted and tended for 6 weeks, but already the weather has been cruel to it's existence.  The heat slaughtered all my cucumbers despite my best efforts to kept them shaded and watered.  I lost 7 tomato plants, 95% of my lettuce, ALL of my kale (but that was the fault of a certain 2 year old), ALL of my herbs and one Inferno pepper plant.

I'm planning to replant the lettuce and kale by the end of the month so that I can have plenty of fresh salads through the Fall.  Once my beans are done, I plan to put in sweet peas.

How does your garden grow this year?  Any harvesting yet or are you waiting like me?


Green Bean said...

Don't worry. We haven't had the insane heat but still my garden isn't doing so great. The tomatoes are mostly dying or not growing. On the upside, I have way more winter squash already compared with measly three I had last year. Every year is an adventure.

robbie @ going green mama said...

I think the only thing really doing well is our dill - taller than our kids! We had a whopping two tomatoes.

Laura said...

I gave Liam the "chore" of watering the garden. He's in love with the garden hose and wants to play with it all the time, so at least we aren't wasting the water now :) I'm going to harvest the kohlrabi this week and I'm excited to report on it!


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