266 - Garden Update

Gotta make up a couple of hours of work, so I'm going to make this simple on myself. PICTURES!!! of the garden!

It grows.

From left to right: Parsley, Sage (with some kind of bug-riddled lettuce abutting it), Brussels Sprouts, and (lying on is side) Broccoli that is going to seed... so maybe in the fall I'll have a bed full of broccoli. Then I can chop it. And I'll be choppin' broccoliiiii, chop-unh(!) brocc-o-li!

Lemon tree, pretty yellow, and the fruit is... can't remember the words to that song (Joe?). Look at the giant lemon! So what if it's on the tag...

Kentucky Blue Beans, look at the cute lil' shoot! I have about 5 of those ready to climb the veggie ladder.

This is what a Roma tomato looks like before it ripens (I figure Bendigo is showing this one to his son, so I should elaborate -- Hi Bendigo's son! Sorry I couldn't find another worm... P.S. In case you didn't know, your dad is SUPER proud of you.)

I know this isn't part of the garden... per se... but I'm so dang proud of my Sycamore tree... look at all those leaves! I think next year I'll start pruning the lower branches, but it's only 3 years old so I figure I should let it grow a bit more.

This is the orangey tomato variety (or will be)... can't recall the name and I'm too lazy to walk back outside to check. All the cluster-type tomatoes seem to be really prolific. I'm going to have LOTS of tomatos, this cluster is typical of the five plants I bought from the nursery, and then I have two more that got a later start, so they are just getting to the budding out stage (haven't gotten there yet Greg).

More tomatoes

And the tomato obsession continues...

The sum of all parts (I just watered)

Still haven't gotten to eat any strawberries. The one that was almost ripe enough to pick, was pirated by a squirrel or some other critter. I have also had a turnip stolen... and entire turnip, not just the greens... so there's a turnip-napper out there somewhere. Grrr...

For reference, this is what the garden looked like a mere five weeks ago.

So Lisa... how does YOUR garden grow? I wanna see! I wanna see!


  1. Very inspiring! They all look great!

  2. Awesome looking garden, Kristy! We're about a week away from planting up here. I can't wait. :)

  3. Aut - Thank you -- can't wait to eat them!

    Terry - I have to admit, I really enjoy it. It's small enough to be managable, but big enough that I should get a fair amount of food out of it. I've already eaten some of the lettuce. Yum!

  4. I have mine planted but it's not that far along yet, sitting ready on gopher patrol just in case Ha Ha

  5. Kristy, why must you make us wait all weekend for a post from you?
    Your garden is so cool, we have not had much luck growing anything here in Texas because I think it is too hot, but it looks like you must have started everything several weeks ago, according to your older post. The song you are thinking of is:
    "Lemon tree, very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is a fruit one cannot eat" or something like that.

  6. Jimmy - Gophers huh? Wonder if I have one of those...

    Joe - YES! That's the song! Try growing tomatoes and cucumbers, I'm south of you, so it's even hotter down here, and they do fine. They even LIKE the sunshine! There should still be some plants at the nursery, that'll give you a head start.

  7. When you said parsley, sage... I was waiting for rosemary and thyme. Next, it was lemon tree... Music themed garden. Watch out for those veggie critters.

  8. Ms. A - LOL, I do have a rosemary bush. It smells soooooooooooo good. Haven't had luck with thyme growing outdoors. It was doing just fine in my little indoor pot and then I attempted a transplant... some may call it murder... but I honestly tried...

  9. Thanks for reading. Readysetplan.blogspot.com. I appreciate your following. Also I am EXTREMELY jelaous of your garden. Have you seen mine? I just blogged about its sad fate.

  10. i think I was number 74! I would love for you to check out my blog if you have time. I am a big gardener too but do not plant veggies. Those darn squirrels always get in the way. We are flower people...azaleas, roses, camelias etc. Gardening is so theraputic and rewarding.

  11. Kristy...that is a beautiful garden...I too have rosemary bushes in my yard...I trim them and put them in a bowl on the patio...best air freshner you could ask for on the patio...and great for a little basting of the tri-tips :)

  12. Your garden looks awesome Kristy! What a transformation!

  13. You really do have an incredible garden! I can't believe how green it is and how fast everything is growing! You have strawberries..?! My favourite...ours don't come until mid-June or so..and tomatoes, well, that's the end of July! Can fruits/vegetables be sent by Fedex, from you to me??:D:D Kidding, lol, you're putting all the effort in them! You'll show us some more pics in a few weeks, huh?

  14. Girl with the Plan - Read it this afternoon... wowsa. But at least you have seedlings indoors, so all is not lost!

    Dr. Soosie - Will do, I love gardening, doesn't take much work (at least mine doesn't) and yields great results!

    Bendigo - Rosemary has become one of my faves. It's hardy and you're right -- smells (and tastes) delicious!

    ABAO - Thank you! *curtsy*

    Sarah - I guess that's one advantage to living in a hellishly hot climate, we can plant early. But... a lot of plants can't survive the heat, instead they fry. And technically no... no strawberries. I've had a couple, but something else got to them first...