garden update: June 2012 4

garden update: June 2012

I wanted to share how things have been looking in our garden lately. In general how they’ve been looking is “mostly covered in weeds”, but we’ve been out there on our knees a lot, waging war against unwanted plant life, and things are looking pretty good for the moment. The “real” plants are also starting to get a little more assertive and growing up, so it’s starting to look more like a garden and less like a jungle with a cute little fence around it. You can check out how the garden looked a few months ago to get a picture of how things are progressing.

We’ve had unlimited lettuce and a good amount of peas come into our life so far; the zucchini deluge is just about to start, and as soon as I find some better swiss chard recipes (ideas, anyone?) I’ll be bringing those guys in as well. Tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers all seem to be on great track, and the herbs are looking pretty happy to be alive. As are Rachel and I.

How are your gardens looking? Anything exciting or challenging? Any new plants you’re excited about?

Today I also bought some young blueberry bushes that I’m going to try in containers (since we won’t live in this apartment forever and I’d like to take them with me). That should be a fun adventure as well.

Here’s the state of the garden, June 2012:

garden update: June 2012

The first of about fifteen thousand zucchini

 

garden update: June 2012

My darling tomatillos, making every effort to become an unstoppable gangly tree of the little green globes.

 

garden update: June 2012

Tomatoes that we grew inside from seed, looking great!

 

garden update: June 2012

One of several basil plants that are getting pretty awesome.

 

garden update: June 2012

Some Japanese eggplant we got at the market.

 

garden update: June 2012

Chard! What do I do with it??

 

garden update: June 2012

And our unstoppable bed of unlimited lettuce.

 

garden update: June 2012

Green beans, looking classy


4 thoughts on “garden update: June 2012

  1. Reply David Jun 12, 2012 4:24 pm

    The garden looks great! I like the comment about the “first of about fifteen thousand zucchini”..I can relate. Last year I couldn’t keep up with them; this year, I culled to a few plants to hopefully make keeping up a bit easier.

    Chard tastes like beets. I did a quick saute (stems first to soften, then add the leaves) with a olive oil and a pinch of salt. I liked it, the wife was not a big fan (she also doesn’t like beets).

    So cool!

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