Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 26 of 52
Our backyard is beginning to look like a real vegetable garden! The beds are starting to fill out, the vegetables are getting plump and the bees are buzzing around the garden pollinating everything in sight.
The pallet garden is in the awkward teenager phase. A slug ate one pallet of beans, I still need to finish planting a little more Swiss chard in the center pallet and there are still a few heads of lettuce left to harvest in the upper right pallet.
The tepees are naked are looking a little bare these days too. We harvested the peas a few days ago and need to get the beans planted. I wonder if it’s too late to plant acorn squash. Anyone know? I think I might plant a few seeds in the hills at the base of the tepees.
I recently shared pictures of the greenhouse and I’m starting to count down the days until we get some tomatoes. I’ve seen a few in the garden about the size of marbles, but nothing big yet.
A view from the back deck.
The future pumpkin patch. Can you see green in the center of those hills? You’ll need to squint real hard.
The raspberry patch!
The raspberries are starting to trickle in. Nothing major yet, but it’s fun to go out the the raspberry patch everyday and hunt for them. I suspect in another 2 weeks we should be harvesting a few pints a day.
And last but not least, the container herb garden in thriving. We’ve been using fresh oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme and parsley in our recipes lately and I am loving it.
Gardening is awesome. Not matter how big your plot is. Use what you have, grow what you love, and just get out there and dig. Life is good.
This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.
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