Sunday, May 16, 2010

Growing like crazy!

Hello everyone!  I'd like to introduce you to...


my early spring garden!
The radishes I planted in early April are almost ready to pick. The lettuce is growing slow, but it's looking good.  (The photo makes it look bigger than it is.)


The chives are bloomin'.

Our spring onion patch is thrivin'.  My husband got these perennial onions free from a friend.  We love these mild onions.

And there are old-fashioned Columbines growing everywhere, even in the cracks in the sidewalk.

Surprise!  I also spotted a morel mushroom growing under our deck. 

Yesterday, my hubby helped drill holes in a couple plastic buckets so I could plant a tomato and a pepper in containers. He found some gravel to put at the bottom of the buckets to help keep the potting mix from washing away when I water the plants.

I planted a "patio" tomato...

And an "Italia" pepper, supposedly a very mild pepper.  I also planted a bell pepper next to my lettuce patch.

Last week, I met a family that grows vegetables for a local farmers' market, and they gave me a six-pack of herbs to take home.  I planted them in a big, decorative pot.  I discovered that the herbs didn't have much of a root, so it was hard to plant them without burying them in the dirt.  Hopefully, they make it.

There's more rain in the forecast today, so I'm going to plant one more batch of lettuce before the weather gets hot.  I found out last year that lettuce doesn't grow very well in the middle of the summer.  The bugs really had a heyday with the lettuce I planted in July.

Happy gardening!


  1. Its so lovely when everything starts growing in the garden, and then when the time comes and you can just walk down and snip a few herbs or pluck off a tomato.

  2. Our home is situated on an extreme slope, so I get positively wistful when I see raised beds or level garden plots. I'm a new visitor to your blog but I'll be back as often as I can. I love your strawberry jam post. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Thanks so much for your nice comments! I do feel lucky that I don't need to spend money on a raised garden bed. We have amazingly good soil in our backyard. Guess that's why the corn grows so well here. Glad to have a new reader!


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