Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Grow Something: My Garden Plot In June

It's been a while since I updated you all on how my garden is doing this year. I'm happy to say things so far are growing well. Over the last few days everything seems to be getting bigger by leaps and bounds.

As always there appear to be a successes and, of course, a few struggles. The struggles: The beans are getting nibbled a bit by something, but it's not horrible. The Swiss chard isn't quite working out as well as in the past, but I'll be wading my way through tons of kale so it's all right. The carrots are don't seem to be as plentiful as last year, but they are coming along. The peppers seem to be a bit behind but hopefully the hot temps we're supposed to have over the next few days will be a nice kick to their growing. The success: squashes, tomatoes, tomatillos, lettuces, kale and herbs!

I though it might be fun to share a few photographic highlights of the "so-far" successes in my little garden plot.


I'm proud to say this year is my first truly successful year growing cilantro. I have finally found the perfect spot for it to flourish.


Overall my peppers seem to be a bit behind, but I do already have a cute little cayenne pepper making an appearance.


This is my first year growing garlic. I was very excited to harvest my own scapes and whip up a batch of scape pesto.


Lots of lettuce happening too!


All the tomatoes and tomatillos are growing strong and steady. We learned our lesson after last year's bug battle and paid close attention to the tomatillos this year. Fingers crossed, but I think we nailed it and should be overrun with tomatillos. I cannot wait!

So, how does your garden grow? I'd love to know about your triumphs and trials.
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