Garden snapshot, June 2013

I had time to take some pictures when I was doing a few things in my garden yesterday. It’s been growing like crazy with all the rain while we were gone!

The zucchini didn’t get devoured by slugs after all, although its not growing as fast as last year.

20130612-143112.jpg All the tomato plants are looking great, even the ones that had gotten droopy in the containers. Some of them have a few blossoms.

20130612-133449.jpg I can grow peas! These snow peas are ready for picking.

20130612-133521.jpg The carrots are coming right along.

20130612-133553.jpg The green onions are ready for cutting.

20130612-133627.jpg The kale has gotten really big and that’s one Brussels sprout on the left. This is the first year I’ve grown either of those.

20130612-133731.jpg Attack of the monster oregano! This thing is two feet tall. Anyone have a good recipe that uses tons of oregano?

20130612-133933.jpg Some of the squash are starting to climb the trellis. They have some blossoms, too.

20130612-134050.jpg This is the first time I’ve grown pumpkins.

20130612-134131.jpg I was surprised to see volunteer potato plants in the bed at the bottom of the yard. I didn’t plant anything else there yet, so they can stay.

20130612-134301.jpg One of the onions I planted last summer decided to sprout, and now it has a really cool flower.

20130612-134341.jpg I hilled up one barrel of potatoes.

20130612-134446.jpg The two Asian pears are ping pong ball sized now.

20130612-134522.jpg So are the peaches, and they’ve self-thinned (which is a good thing).

20130612-134559.jpg The blueberry bush is covered with berries. This one seems to have gotten a little ahead of itself.

20130612-134701.jpg There are lots of blackberries, too.

20130612-134728.jpg Unfortunately, my nightmares have come to fruition (just like my plants, so punny…) and several of the beds have been overtaken by grass and weeds. Some of them are a foot tall! O_O Looks like lots of weeding will be waiting for me when we get back…

Garden snapshot, May 2013

Hello from Oslo! In case you didn’t know, Matt and I got here yesterday morning. I haven’t taken any pictures yet and we haven’t done anything exciting except run all over town to buy a few things that we needed. So to keep you entertained in the meantime, I present: the first garden snapshot!

I thought it would be interesting to take some photos every month this year to show you what’s blooming/growing and how the garden transforms from spring to fall. On Tuesday I got all the rest of my spring things in the ground (barely!) before we left for our trip. It wasn’t the nicest sunny day to take pictures, but here they are anyway.

20130511-212923.jpgHere’s the whole garden, or as much as I could get in. Those big white barrels contain the potato plants. And if you look closely you can see the trellis I put over the gate for the peas (just follow the stepping stones).

20130511-213004.jpgBroccoli and broccolini transplants

20130511-213019.jpgblooming sage

20130511-213029.jpgMy new patio peach tree! It’s covered in tiny peaches right now; we’ll see if they last.

20130511-213039.jpglots of blueberries

20130511-213103.jpgtrying out peanuts for the first time

20130511-223927.jpglittle Asian pears

20130511-213115.jpgThe giant trellis! This is for the watermelons, cantaloupe, squash, and pumpkins.

20130511-213124.jpgIf all goes well, it should be a tunnel of vines by the end of summer.