Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Green Garden Update

Bruce and I cannot get over how green and big everything is in the garden right now!  I feel like we are on the cusp of having most everything ready to go and once things are ready, we will consistently have fresh vegetables all summer.  Here are some photos I snapped after church!

I always stand on the edge for a few minutes to check for snakes. ::shudder::

This is an early crop of onions, so we should be able to plant a later crop and have them into the fall, too!

Brussels Sprouts:

We're actually not sure what is supposed to happen with these - any thoughts?  I think the sprouts grow above ground, but I have no idea.

The radishes, on the other hand, are growing strong!  I've been picking the ones that poke out of the ground.

I'm assuming the same will happen with the carrots?


Look - KALE!  My mom brought some plants last week from a church member and they have taken nicely to our soil.

Also budding ...

Tomatoes ... 

And cucumbers!

Bruce had to build a ladder for the cucumbers and they seem to be climbing well.  Some of our cucumbers are from plants and some we planted from seeds.  Not sure what we'll do next year.

Green beans!

The ladder of green beans - I have this feeling eventually we are going to be overrun with them!

 And the peas.

The potatoes are doing well as usual!  The potatoes start forming when the flowers bud, so we should be able to dig in a couple of weeks.  We want to give them time to grow, so we have big potatoes for baked potatoes!

And last but not least ... our sunflowers!

I think I am going to head back to the garden and pick some stuff in a bit - my dad is here and we are going to fire up the grill!

I will also get today's sermon up in a little bit - see you later!


  1. Hi Sarah! Brussels sprouts do grow above ground. I think it is one large stalk with lots of sprouts all around it, up and down.

  2. By the way, the garden looks awesome! I'm looking forward to the day when we own enough land to plant our own plot. Until then we'll just have to be happy with our share of a CSA.

  3. Toni (Gardner) ThomasJuly 2, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    hey Sarah :)

    Good news about carrots -- if you pull one out 'too soon' and you want it to get bigger, just stick it back in the hole you pulled it from! It'll keep growing.

    Toni (with an I) ;)


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