Thursday, May 19, 2011

In the Garden

With the lack of sun, the heavy rains and ridiculous hail storm we've had since I planted my seeds, I'm surprised anything came up. But, the seeds have sprouted and I have more then a few baby plants growing up in my garden. I'm extremely pleased, considering this is the first year I've had my own garden and I have more plants then I hoped for.


Spinach and bush beans.

Summer Squash.

I've been spending a fair amount of time outside keeping the weeds down, because the bastards are persistent. Even after plucking, baking them under plastic and turning the beds they continue to come up in fairly large numbers. But, I feel like the veggies and I will ultimately win the fight with them.


Tomatoes.

Cucumber with wee jumping spider friend.

The peas and cucumbers are beginning to sprout tendrils. I'll need to gather some sticks and make them a trellis soon. The previous owners were kind enough to leave behind a few large metal tomato cages, so I'll be putting them to use once the plants mature a bit more.


Peas with wee tendrils.

Lettuce.

While the roses and strawberries are finishing up blooming for the season, the babies in my vegetable garden are growing up. I can't wait for Midsummer, our first harvest from our first garden and the sense of accomplishment (and tasty meal!) that will come along with it.

11 comments:

  1. Things are looking great in your garden. Congrats. I still haven't gotten everything done yet in mine. The flowers are okay but the veggies don't much care for the ugly cold, dry weather and then we get snow and rain mix. Crazy I tell you, just crazy.

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  2. Very good garden!!! weeds are an eternal problem, a never-ending battle. But soldier on, you are doing great! Homegrown veggies taste so amazing!!

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  3. I am so very jealous. There are too many trees and not enough sun in our yard for a full veggie garden. Sigh.

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  4. hey you, don't hate me, I have an award for you on my blog....tag, you're it...or not if you choose not to play. XOXO TOB

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  5. I'll say like Betsy! I'm jealous! We've just started getting flowers here.

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  6. Oh Danni, I could not resist tagging you for an award on my blog. I know your life is very busy right now and won't at all be offended if you don't pursue. I just wanted you to know how special you are in my eyes.

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  7. Everything is really looking good in your garden! I love to see when everyone's garden starts coming up. Since we moved to Florida, my garden is all in pots and with the heat and the bugs, it's almost impossible to have any herbs or veges other than in Nov, Dec and Jan. I've already harvested everything and the plants are long gone. lol

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  8. Yay plants! I've been walking around my gardens snapping photos (not nearly as good as yours though) of all my flowering bushes and perennials. Perhaps I should horn in on my veggies too.

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  9. Lovely garden! We had a ton of rain, as well. It's good to see some new life springing forth from the ground. Theresa

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  10. Looks great...but that little "friend" on the squash is actually a baby grasshopper. They are not your friends!!! They are the plague!

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  11. Crap! This is what happens when you have one eye with crap vision, you see spiders everywhere! ;D I'll have to get on getting rid of the plague.

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