Gardening

The Garden 2011 – How’s it Growing?

Well it’s mid May and there is finally life in our garden! We’ve planted lots of seeds and plants and things are starting to sprout!  Our broccoli has little heads appearing, the green beans are coming up and there are sprouts in the lettuce beds.  Last night we picked an entire bowl of strawberries (my favorite part of our garden!) The kids devoured them in minutes!

So far we have planted in our garden:

 

Tomatoes
Peppers
Summer Squash
Zucchini
Pumpkins
Watermelon
Greenbeans
Bush Beans
3 varietes of lettuce
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Spinach
Spring Onions
Onions
Herbs including: Cilantro, Oregano, Lavendar, Chives, Basil and Rosemary

Just wanted to share a little update – Time to head outside and weed the flowerbeds – it’s way overdue!

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  • Rebekah
    May 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I am very jealous. I’ve really been struggling with my own garden and I’m glad that it is small, BUT…

    Having all that FOOD?!?!? I totally want that.

    • Donna
      May 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      We’re always excited in the spring and then we struggle to keep up with harvesting and preserving everything so we don’t waste it all.

  • April@M3RH
    May 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Wow. Red strawberries. And now I have broccoli envy.

  • Stef - Educating Layton
    May 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    WOW – what a great list!! your strawberries look so great – is that pine straw? I have a bit of mulch under the dirt for mine. Thanks for linking up!

    Stef

    • Donna
      May 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

      The straw is wheat straw – it’s supposed to have less weed seeds in it than regular straw. One year I used regular hay and it was filled with weed seeds!

  • Kris
    May 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Ohhh, what wonderful pictures of your plants! We have huge cauliflower plants but have yet to see any ‘heads’ like that on your broccoli. I’m trying to be patient. (I found you via the HV Gardening Challenge. ) Stop by and visit my blog!

  • Michelle
    May 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Oh wow, those strawberries are gorgeous! I was gifted several plants near the end of our growing season for them, and only a few survived. I’m hoping the remaining plants will be a nice investment towards next year’s garden.

  • Kelly
    May 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Broccoli looks good. Do you put anything on it to keep the green worms away?
    Kelly

    • Donna
      May 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      We don’t put anything on our broccoli. One year we had green worms but I dont’ remember seeing them last year. Hopefully we won’t have wormy broccoli!!

  • Lisa
    May 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

    You are a couple of weeks ahead of us. I can’t wait to have fresh strawberries on our table, the berries are just now forming. Lovely pictures!

  • Zonnah
    May 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Beautiful!

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