Jun 16 2006

garden planning — in early summer?

Published by at 10:17 am under daily,gardening,photos

Yes, it’s only mid june, and I’m already thinking about what I want to do next year.

Mostly, I wish I had planted more vegetables. Flowers are always nice, but there’s just nothing like getting to EAT the fruit of your labors. Plus, I have been loving Christa’s blog, Calendula and Concrete – she and her husband have a plot in a community garden in DC and she posts such beautiful photos of what they’re growing, and how they cook it up to eat. Makes me hungry every time. Today’s post was about chard and anticipating the garlic that will soon be harvested. I don’t have chard, but I think I will make some pasta sometime this weekend.


So, here are some much awaited VEGGIE PHOTOS!

itty bitty ones.

and as Jocelyn would say, “That’s a BIG ONE!”

It’s no longer there, because as SOON as I took this picture, I picked it. And ate it. It was good. I have to keep myself from eating them on the spot.



The raspberries however, are still having issues.

Here’s what they looked like when I first planted them (April 15):


And now:

Not a whole lot of growth going on. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be getting any raspberries this year. At least there have been a few new leaves springing up.


My rosemary died. James needed fresh rosemary for a marinade for the chicken he grilled last week, so we bought some at the store. It was the “Living Herbs” type, with the roots and dirt still attached… so, I planted it. Don’t know if it will survive, but I guess we’ll see!

I also bought another tomato plant. The two I grew from seeds are cherry tomotoes, and I got to thinking that I would like to have some nice big round tomatoes too, so into the ground that went:

I still need to get a cage for it.

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3 Responses to “garden planning — in early summer?”

  1. Tamaraon 16 Jun 2006 at 12:25 pm

    You Know I am already doing the same thing. Planning how I want to do things different in my veggie garden next year. I got to eat the first of my zuchinni last week. Its so awesome to eat something you have grown. I should have lots of yellow squash and cucumbers soon. I cant wait and I cant wait till next summer!

  2. annabelleon 16 Jun 2006 at 1:33 pm

    See if you have a local freecycle group, you might be able to get a tomato cage from someone on it.

  3. Annaon 16 Jun 2006 at 1:48 pm

    You should have rasberries next year. From what I’ve read, brambles take 2 years to fruit. I planted my garden pretty late so don’t have anything to show for it yet. I’m planning on taking pictures of the garden this weekend and then once a week after that to show how it grows.