Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dirty Tales - how the garden grows

Things are thriving.......
Chives are chiving....
Left to right:  basil, 100lb pumpkin challenger, tomatoes and carrots in buckets
Hanging tomatoes, BIG bucket tomato, more basil and rosemary
Love those farmers market tomato plants - this one was just ready to burst into production.  Now for them to just ripen.....
Basil and cilantro on left, eggplant in bucket, and big tub with end of spinach, peas and tomato plants.. all surrounded by strawberries (and another bucket with a zucchini on the far right)
Strawberries.... small but sweeter this year than last.  Yay!
Black raspberries gearing up to bear heavily....
Hops are hopping, with garlic in between.  No vampires here - or if they do come we will get them drunk!!
Deck box with lettuce (many varieties) and two tomato plants.  Right outside the back door!
3rd deck box - had spinach around the zucchini that is done producing, and now this plant is blossoming and gearing up to start putting forth great squash!!!  (one of 4 zucchini plants ... I am brave???  or crazy????)
And the gnome watches over all - especially the little pumpkin plant growing where Munchkin's pumpkin "composted" last fall and over the winter.  Will be interesting to see what comes of that little plant.
And my best crop of all.....


3 comments:

Suzan said...

I am growing my first tomato plant in a container. It is a "Better Boy" so it isn't the standard patio tomato. Right now it is in a 5 gallon container. Any advice? Do I need to put it in one of those big buckets you get at Home Depot? I am desperate for big, fat, ripe tomatoes in my backyard!

Susan C said...

I love your best crop of all! Can't wait to hug that kid next month!
LYL MYM SYS

jillquilts said...

Love the Little Boy crop you got going on! Everything looks great! Are the animals staying away or leaving with full tummies?