Saturday, July 25, 2009

14 more days

Roman Candle Tomato
Golden giant amaranth
A forest of Amaranth

Much pondering in the garden.
My brother and his girlfriend are visiting.
Potatoes on the right. Guess they aren't supposed to be so close to the tomatoes.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Finally got around to staking the tomatoes up. I have abt 50 tomato plants between the front and back.

7 days later

Seven days of growth.
Its getting greener.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Field Trip

Today was an exciting day in the yarden. I had my first drive by visitors. A minivan full of kids with two adults drove by, stopped, backed up, parked and unloaded. They asked if they could walk around. I was thrilled! So I chatted and chatted and showed them everything, they ended up with enough stuff to have a meal, lol. They are from a local school and have planted their own garden recently. They took pictures and will feature my garden in their newsletter. :) So cute. I invited them to come back in a couple weeks when the tomatoes will be going CRAZY.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Garlic Harvest. So lovely. I braid the leaves together and hang them from a nail in my kitchen.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Irish Moss looks so pretty between the flagstones.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1st

Photo update on the front yarden.

Soon to be delicious grapes. This is the only set I will get this year, but next year I hope to have many many more!
This one strawberry plant is spreading like crazy. The runners are settling in and sending out their own runners. Great groundcover, and I will have lots of strawberries next year.
One of my friends said of my front yard "Its not like your growing corn out there." Um, well, ok. This is my attempt at a three sisters guild. Corn for the beans to climb up. Beans to fix nitrogen for the corn and squash. Squash as a ground cover for the corn and beans. Knee high by fourth of July, not these babies.
These are the experimental garden berries. Mine are very small but I think thats my fault due to a late transplant. I have had to berries off the Naranjilla (top left plant). None from the wonderberry yet.
My Golden Jubilee tomato. Can't wait.
My daughter running the maze. They do this everytime I open the front door. You couldn't convince me they had more fun when it was grass because they didn't.
Green is filling in. I cut back most of the lambs ear. I need more greenery though. Always more to do isn't there.
My 8yo is planning her own birthday party and want to include a garden scavenger hunt. (her idea I swear) Her friends will have to find tomatoes, corn, Stevia, and others. I was bursting with pride and delight!