This is my shout out to the gardening nerds!!! 🙂 And a way for me to procrastinate on writing my novel…
Pictures from my vegetable garden…
This is an early Spring picture of the garden–sometime in early April. I blurred out the face of the guy in the photo, so don’t even TRY IT! 🙂 The guy is included in the photo so you can have an idea of scale (he’s way down below). One of those retaining wall blocks is the length of a wiener dog.
On the top (the nearer) tier is my overwintered french sorrel, a tiny rose geranium (smells great–and if you steep the leaves you can get some wonderful rosy flavors). Plus some tomatoes in cages. In the bottom right corner is my overwintered french tarragon. Those little thing grassy things are garlic
We just put in the lower tier this year–so in this picture, all you see is fresh dirt below.
This is a shot of the garden from a second story window in April.
We’re sprawling in July! The potato plants look scraggly but they’ve got potatoes underground! And the tomato plants are going wild, as is the squash plant. I can’t keep up with the lettuce. And wedged in here and there you’ll see garlic, anise hyssop, korean perilla, chinese bellflowers (aka doraji or platycodon) and carrots and such.
Much to my dismay, the triamble squash plant aborted its first few squash, despite hand pollination. But I kept watering, and fertilizing…and here’s one that seems to be past that “first trimester danger zone” of squash growth. Keep your fingers crossed.
The garden, from the bottom up. Isn’t it wonderful? I doubled the size of my garden this year and I *still* don’t think it’s big enough. There’s so much more I want to plant but I’m still happy with this. 🙂 I’m eyeing a lot of the green tomatoes–do I use them now or wait for my first red tomato? I’ve got Black Krim, Siberia, Momotaro, and Early Girl tomato plants this year. I’m dry farming the Early Girl (well, sort of–I have to water the other plants, but I just avoid giving the early girl tomato plant direct water).