(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday.

It’s early June, and where I live that means the garden is starting to deliver on the hopes from early Spring.

Here are a few shots of my garden, an extra planter where we’re growing some greens and oregano, and some of the bounty we’ve harvested already. I’ve got a veggie garden with two kinds of tomatoes, jalopeno and poblano peppers, green beans, three kinds of lettuce, spinach, and red potatoes (growing under the lettuce). In the planter there is red leaf lettuce, radicchio, and oregano. There’s also a separate herb garden that includes some strawberry plants. Some of this, as you can see, has been harvested and eaten already. Included in the photos is Boomer the Dog who, like all the other dogs who have ever lived with us, absolutely loves green beans.

So far, everything is growing well. But something keeps eating my squash blooms! They’re in a separate garden not pictured here. As soon as they get blooms, something comes along at night and eats them before they can grow anything edible. If you have any ideas what it might be and what I might be able to do about it, let me know. And please excuse the weeds you see, which I haven’t been able to trim/pull/Roundup yet.






Happy Wednesday!

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  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On June 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely!! I am hoping to take up some gardening with my daughter. But we’re starting small – maybe just some herbs to begin with, and if we don’t kill those, we’ll branch out. You are inspiring! 🙂


  • Colleen  On June 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I am sooooo envious! It all looks yummy. Keep posting photos!


  • Karen  On June 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Wow, your garden looks so much better than mine!!! This year we’re trying container gardening, and while the plants are growing and some baby tomatoes and peppers are appearing, the leaves are yellowing a lot. I did some research and we’re trying more water and feedings to see if that helps. Otherwise we’ll try to move the pots to get them some more sun.

    I’ve had problems with critters eating my produce / blooms in the past – and yes, especially the squash blooms. I wasn’t sure if it was squirrels or birds or something else. And no, I never did figure out what to do about it.


    • StephenS  On June 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Hmmm…. I think it’s a rabbit. The deer don’t enter my yard (too many other treats nearby), and the squirrels would help themselves to other things in the yard, I think.

      I would definitely get the tomatoes and peppers as much sun as possible, especially if they’re not growing. I don’t know a lot about gardening, but I know sun and water definitely help. Good luck!


  • Katy  On June 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Hi, Puppy!

    We have *one* ripening strawberry so far. The rest are tiny, pale green. I have hope!


  • Kelley  On June 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Looks great! You will have to give me some tips because my garden isn’t looking too hot right now


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