Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
MoniDew
Working the Gusset
 
MoniDew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
Progress Report on my Veggie Garden - Pic Heavy!

This is what my salad bed looks like today. I've harvested a couple of salads out of it so far this season. It looks a little sparce after I thinned out the weaklings. But it will fill in - if I let it!


Close up of oak leaf lettuce - gorgeous! wish you could see the true color. It just glows with a natural light!


Leaf lettuce, looking so pretty!


This is my tomatoes & peppers bed. Someone asked me what I planted and I didn't have it in front of me at the time. I just ran out and took notes - so here they are:
L to R Tomatoes: Yellow 1884, Cherokee Purple, Creole, Sweetie, Black Brandywine, Amish Paste, Sioux, Teton DeVenus, German Johnson
L to R Peppers: Beaver Dam, Keystone Giant, Sweet Banana (already has a big pepper on it! YEAY!) Sweet Chocolate, Jimmy Nardellos, Big Jim


There's the great big banana pepper!


Nasturtiums after a good soak. Looking a little like Cinderella after the stepsisters got through with her! Still, you can tell, she's a beauty.


Big, strong Mr Broccoli! What a handsome man!
__________________
Love,
MoniDew
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
gotta knit
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 428
Thanks: 173
Thanked 169 Times in 165 Posts
Looking good so far Monica.

I can appreciate your efforts, my mom planted big gardens while I was growing up. Never inherited the green thumb though, I don't garden.
gotta knit is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gotta knit For This Useful Post:
MoniDew (06-18-2009)
Old 06-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
vaknitter
Working the Gusset
 
vaknitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 1,609
Thanks: 401
Thanked 422 Times in 386 Posts
Your garden is gorgeous ! Where's all the weeds though? I could show you pictures of my garden, but all you see are marigolds (to keep the little critters away) peeking through the weeds. We've had so much rain it's all I can do to keep up with mowing let alone weeding.
vaknitter is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to vaknitter For This Useful Post:
MoniDew (06-18-2009)
Old 06-18-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
saracidaltendencies
Working the Gusset
 
saracidaltendencies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: knittinghelp.com
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 955
Thanked 1,089 Times in 608 Posts
Man, I wish I had space for a big 'ol garden!! Your garden is awesome!
__________________
--The member formerly known as Demonica

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
saracidaltendencies is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to saracidaltendencies For This Useful Post:
MoniDew (06-18-2009)
Old 06-18-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
Woodi
Turning the Heel
 
Woodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 938
Thanks: 12
Thanked 273 Times in 253 Posts
Love your garden! Everything looks so healthy. Is that a fairly small box?
Woodi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Woodi For This Useful Post:
MoniDew (06-18-2009)
Old 06-18-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
MoniDew
Working the Gusset
 
MoniDew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
each box is 4X8 and double stacked, so they are 2 feet off the ground. Saves my back and knees!

Smartest thing we've ever done. (Hubby is 50 yrs old now, and I'm next! so, saving backs and knees are on our minds as we grow older)
__________________
Love,
MoniDew
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
MoniDew
Working the Gusset
 
MoniDew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
Your garden is gorgeous ! Where's all the weeds though? I could show you pictures of my garden, but all you see are marigolds (to keep the little critters away) peeking through the weeds. We've had so much rain it's all I can do to keep up with mowing let alone weeding.
No weeds in raised beds! Hallelujah!

I have planted marigolds as well, for critter control - as you say, and nasturtiums - same reason. You can see the nasturtiums, but the marigolds aren't really growing right now. I expect them to really take off soon. It's gonna get hot around here in the next day or two!
__________________
Love,
MoniDew
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
MoniDew
Working the Gusset
 
MoniDew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
Originally Posted by gotta knit View Post
Looking good so far Monica.

I can appreciate your efforts, my mom planted big gardens while I was growing up. Never inherited the green thumb though, I don't garden.
That's where gardening neighbors come in handy! Extras get passed over the backyard fence!
__________________
Love,
MoniDew
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 01:25 AM   #9
stisdale
1st Leg of the Journey
 
stisdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 163
Thanks: 102
Thanked 150 Times in 96 Posts
I love your garden!! I just started a little backyard garden myself. We have a condo so we don't have much space, but I'm really glad that my husband and I finally braved the weed jungle we had growing back there and decided to actually do something with the patio space! Once we got all the weeds out (one was literally as tall as me), we started putting compost out there. We just happened to put some spaghetti squash out there, seeds and all, and BAM there was a huge growth of spaghetti squash. I recently planted zucchini, roma tomatoes, and yellow squash, and it looks like we might even get a watermelon plant in from some seeds we threw out in the compost!

Here's a picture:

L --> R = Zucchini, Mama Spaghetti Squash, Roma Tomatoes, Baby Spaghetti Squash, Yellow Squash
stisdale is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to stisdale For This Useful Post:
MoniDew (06-19-2009)
Old 06-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
MoniDew
Working the Gusset
 
MoniDew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 376 Times in 299 Posts
I'm smiling from ear to ear right now, because there is another human being on the planet that loves compost pile voluteers! LOL!

Yes, we are truly grateful for our many blessings!!!!
__________________
Love,
MoniDew
MoniDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Veggie garden update/photos MoniDew The Lounge 10 09-14-2009 12:16 PM
My Border is Wavy - progress report GrandmaLori How-to Questions 3 03-18-2008 09:18 PM
flip top mitten in progress...slow progress knitpearlz What'cha Knittin'? 7 12-01-2007 05:21 PM
Progress Report Knitting_Guy General Knitting 32 01-13-2007 10:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.