Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Garden Club

I thought we should take a closer look at what we have growing in the garden.

We had six tomato plants fighting for space in one bed, so we moved these two (and by we, I mean the Lizard King). One is doing well, the other . . . well, not so much.

Carrots . . .

Sorrel . . . I had never heard of sorrel until just this Spring. Oh my gosh, it is so good!

Romaine lettuce . . .

 Broccoli . . .

Celery . . .

Red potatoes . . .

Way too crowded yellow squash and zucchini (lesson learned . . . )

Kale . . . this was only two little kale plants to start. I thought that we wouldn't have enough with just two little plants, but now . . . they are huge!

Cabbage! Although, we've got some nasty visitors . . . cabbage worms. I keep picking them off . . .

. . . and putting them in a jar with a cabbage leaf to give to my friend for her chickens. But then, they started forming chrysalises! Princess is so excited and cannot wait until they emerge!

Here's a tomato . . .

Hot peppers . . .

A friendly ladybug. I love ladybugs!

And the strawberries are sending out crazy amounts of runners up the rock wall!

The fairy garden is in full bloom!

And we recently planted sunflower seeds. These are shorter ones that will grow to be about 24".

Now head on over to our Monday Garden Club host, Aliceson at Feet Off the Table to check out garden progress everywhere!


  1. O my I have total garden ENVY!

    your garden looks beautiful and is so pretty and fresh! I can not wait until we get our own garden of food growing. :)

  2. oh gosh, LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that fairy garden! And all your stuff looks so great! I love that pic of the carrots!! WOW!

  3. Wow, your garden is growing so well! All that work is paying off!

  4. Beautiful! That's quite the haul you've got there. And Princess' fairy garden is awesome. :D

  5. Crystal, I hope you are able to start your garden soon!! Maybe next spring? I can't wait to see it!!

    Isn't the fairy garden awesome, Sheila?! I just hope the carrot turn into more than just carrot tops like they did 2 years ago.

    The garden is doing well, Aliceson. And all the hard work is paying off. I just need to remember what we are learning this year and make some changes next year.

    Isn't is cool, Sheri?! I love going out to pick food super fresh to eat. Fresh salad every night rocks!!