Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Country Vegetable Garden Part 1

I did good, well, compared to last year. I planted my garden a few weeks earlier this year than I did last year.  I am one of those people whose schedule is so full that I sometimes must make time for the important things.
I hope to get the onion planted this week, provided I'm able to find them. (stashed them somewhere)
This weed reminded me of a corn plant; therefore, I allowed it to grow. (it's an early country life flashback, my grand-dad used to plant corn)
I planted a row and a half of lettuce. Only three survived despite constant watering. Blame it on the drought/lack of rain.
My chickens peck the turnips every chance they get. Don't know who's winning, them or the worms.
Sadly, this sweet pea has died since photoed three days ago. I watered and pampered, still didn't help.
The only surviving pea above is not doing well either.I planted an entire row. They didn't live last year either. Couldn't blame it on the chickens this year, they are fenced; and are only out when I allow them.

The sweet potatoes are growing from cut up sprouted potatoes that I had purchased to cook and eat.

I think that I saw on some cooking show that some cultures cook and eat the  leaves. I might look for one of those recipes and try that.(grew up with them and never knew that the leaves were edible) The things that we learn on todays' TV.

I would be totally shocked if these actually produce those round yellow balls before the Fall season.
I planted yellow squash and zuchinni. But these might be cucumbers.(I have a written layout, but didn't reference it for this posting. Oops)

This is the end of part 1 of my garden of 2010. Part 2 is coming shortly, with totally different photos.(but of the same garden)
Oops, I misspelled cantaloupe.


  1. Hope your garden brings you a plentiful bounty. Do you grow tomatoes? you could have your own bushel!

  2. You're a brave soul to garden in this climate! I hope you harvest many goodies from your garden.

  3. Hi, and thanks for your good wishes. Yes, I do have nine tomato plants; and they are bearing. Will post photos in part two.

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