Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Garden...a new beginning

We planted our potatoes in January and you can see they have grown to the top of the barrel.
Hopefully, this year we will get more than a few potatoes.

Last month we planted the tomatoes.
13 varieties. 
The plants are all doing well and I have even spotted 
a baby tomato on one plant, already.
In the front raised bed there are beans,
Romanesco zucchini squash, radishes, eggplant
and two kinds of chili peppers

Here we have rhubarb of which I have already made a cobbler and pies,
celery, artichokes, butternut squash and patty pan squash.
There is still room to plant more. 
I think I'll add a few more varieties of peppers.

The tomatoes are really doing well in spite of our cool nights.

We are trying the bag planting method again 
to expand our gardening space.
Here we have Armenian cucumbers and Galia melon.

More Butternut squash and Chantarais melon seeds.
That's our new tree, a blood orange.
Can't wait for it to produce some fruit to make a 
Blood Orange Cosmopolitan!

Here is our little "city farm" with the wisteria starting to bloom.

And the blueberries should be ready by Mother's Day in May.
So says my son...

Now we just need God to work his magic
and with a little weeding and watering 
we should have a lovely harvest again this summer.


Annabella said...

I was reading this post thinking, I'd love a beautiful veg and fruit garden like yours - but actually we have the space for a small one on our terrace and the climate so perhaps we should plant something! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Patchwork and Play said...

You must be very proud of your garden and what it produces! I am very envious!

Cindy said...

Looks like fun. I would love to have a garden like you but afraid to weed and find a copperhead snake. Luckily, you don't have to worry about snakes. Looking forward to your crop growing and getting an update.

heart of charnwood said...

Beautiful, I can't wait to get into our new garden next week now! :o)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Envy, envy, feels like I live in the arctic and spring will never arrive!

jan said...

The garden looks great! And the blueberries will be divine!! Enjoy!

Flying Blind... said...

I will think of you whilst I am sadly walking the supermarket vegetable aisle xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like you're in for another yummy summer!

Dianne Neale said...

I wondered what your patch looked like. Thanks for showing us. How do you keep it going through the heat of summer? Do you have irrigation?

Selfsewn said...

You are so far ahead!
I've just wandered out to look at the seeds I've sown, not much happening, I just cannot believe this weather we are having in the UK.
I have managed to dig some of my allotment when the weather permits!

Sara said...

What an amazing garden! I would have a great time in your garden:)

I may have to try your garden soil planting method. Genius!

Sarah said...

Amazing garden! You are lucky to have the yard space to make such a wonderful kitchen garden.

Danny Heyen said...

Perfect! I love your garden. I hope it produces well!