Thursday, December 4, 2008

How Does My Garden Grow?

I admit it. I shamelessly look forward each day to comments. I thrive on the "love" I get from my loyal followers (all 4 of them!) So there's time today for a garden update....who knows what tomorrow will bring? (Bubba D just called and told me he is broken down on the freeway.....Dad to the rescue-YAY!)

The lettuce patch. We are now starting to eat salads from the lettuce patch! Hooray...It's a little slower this year-maybe because the garden box gets less direct sunshine (hmmm, note for next year's planting)

The rest of the lettuce patch. I plant in succession so that stuff matures steadily and we can continue to eat it....these babies are a little slower...

The cabbage patch. The leaves are starting to curl around themselves and making tiny little heads! (can you see something is eating my cabbage? anyone out there know an organic way of getting rid of the critters? I've looked for them and they are sneaky-I haven't found any yet) Broccoli is very very happy, no production of flowers yet.

Pea and Onion patch. They are happy too because I forgot and left the water on to drip for about 5 hours straight a couple of weeks ago and it rained last week.......
Pea and carrot patch. I plant carrots in succession too. I figured out the secret to carrots is to THIN THEM. It just goes against the grain to pull out perfectly good little seedlings but it must be done-I thin them to about 2-3 inches apart-so that the little carrots can make big orange roots.
Ok-now go forth and comment so I can get my fix!

9 comments:

Mari said...

Sigh, I love comments too. They make me feel special. Well, I thought of a poem for you. It just came to me and is begging to be shared so here goes.

Marilyn Marilyn not so contrarian,
how does your garden grow?
With cabbage heads and lettuce beds
and carrots being pulled from their rows.

Well, there ya have it.

Patrice said...

Oh, I am soooo impressed! I was so happy for the rain to water my yard for free!

McEwens said...

Dang girl, I am so jealous!!! WHY, I am looking at your garden and I am thinking she must have taken those this summer.. but no, you get sun year around as I sit in the snow!! Enjoy! Eat some fresh veggies for me!

Lisa said...

WOW!!! I am so impressed!! I think you need to invite your nieces over for a gardening 101 class! :)

John Taylor Family said...

Wow..you are an awesome gardener! I am jealous...about the only thing we can grown right now...if I had the time is FROST :)

LaSchelle and Kurt said...

Can you come get my garden started in the spring? We are actually going to attempt one here in Utah. My question is........How do you eat it all?

Suzie said...

Amazing. Just amazing.

Lori said...

wow, everything looks so good!

Allyson said...

Wow---are you using Miracle Grow. Just seems like yesterday that you planted them. Great job