Monday, April 30, 2007

First Harvest

It has been almost two months since I started gardening this year, and quite a while since I updated you all on the garden!


I had my first harvest. A few radishes, a few taste testers...
and the general consensus of "They are O.K. but taste a little bit spicy!". Erm... Sorry kids, but that's a given... they are radishes!
My first seeds were sown at the beginning of March, inside in peat pellets. Those have all gone outside now, into my all new square foot garden. In the other SFG squares, I planted corn, green bean and Lima bean seeds. In a couple of months, God Willing (and if the cats steer clear) I should have some corn and beans to harvest!

The older square foot beds are doing exceptionally well...
I believe I will have peas soon (so long as it doesn't get too hot for them),

and the cabbages, broccoli and all are growing well!
Check out the gift the Easter bunny brought me!

Then there are our new gates and fence... they are there to serve two purposes... 1. To define the garden so certain explorer-minded children will not go beyond the invisible boundary previously there (I don't recommend invisible boundaries... children claim not to see them ;)), and 2. To deter the other neighbourhood children from entering the garden. Somehow we seem to have communal property here... just not communal work!!
The newly re-located patio looks great on the other side of the circle... and is much more pleasant to sit on. You feel much less like a goldfish there!

The tent caterpillars have been their usual pesky selves... only this year we have someone to give them too... unfortunately, she is not so fond of anyone *GASP* killing them!!


Finally, my herb garden. It looks great... and I can't wait to make chive blossom vinegar with those chive flowers (because I normally leave them and all the seeds make baby chives in the path, which I just pulled up and planted making into a chive hedge... and I think I have enough of those!!).



9 comments:

Cris said...

Holy COW, Rachel, that is AWESOME!!! Can you come garden at my house pretty please? Or maybe I could just come live in your garden. *bats eyes*

Jill said...

Very nice!!! And I love the fence.

Think Pink Dana said...

WOW!
this is AWESOME! I am covetous--but i DO think one more thing on my plate right now would push me right over the edge. Though I may throw some tomatoes plants in the big pots I have around and at least grow that.

Matilda said...

It looks beautiful to me. I love the gate it is very Secret Gardenish.

Jane Ramsey said...

Awesome garden, Rachel!
And such beautiful little helpers!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

What a wonderful garden you have!

Amy said...

Gorgeous backyard - gardens and all! We have been studying SFG but haven't really taken the plunge yet. Yours looks awesome.

scmom said...

What a beautiful, organized vegetable garden you have. You have a wonderfully green thumb!

Cheryl M. said...

Beautiful garden! I love it! and that precious little girl in the peach dress and hat...did she grow there too?? :)