Saturday, July 25, 2009

Super Short Check In and Garden Update

I am not a super gardener. I am happy when things grow that don't require a lot of effort on my part. I suppose when my kids are grown and I need something to nurture, my garden will get the effort it really needs. Anyway, the garden is still alive, and here's a few things I'm especially pleased with this year.

See those peppers? I grew those from seeds. Yep, no nursery pepper plants here this year. I can't remember what kind they are though, so I'll have to find my garden map and figure it out. I don't even like peppers--they're for salsa and my husband, but I GREW THOSE! :)
Now look at these fantabulous tomato plants. I grew those from seed also. And they're still alive. Strange but true.
And ditto on these onions. Grew them from little black seeds. I usually get the starts at the nursery.
The peas I grew from seed also of course, and right now some of them are happy to dry up and die and some are still trying to live and grow peas.
The ones that are drying are filled with PEA SEEDS that I'm going to plant next year! I grew those and am now harvesting seeds! :)
I'm getting all kinds of satisfaction from my garden this year and I've hardly gotten anything out of it yet. Every time I go out to water or weed, I say, "Look, I grew that from a seed." Amazing.

6 comments:

Angela's Mom said...

Wow! I'm proud of you! (and slightly jealous) You used to be allergic to the garden when you were growing up!:) It'll be interesting to see the peas next year and if they produce as well.

SciFiChick said...

It's amazing isn't it? Things just grow and grow if you give them a chance!

Jeannetta said...

Well Done!

The Hermit said...

Looks to me as if your garden was doing very well. I have trouble here because wild hogs break through the electric fence and eat everything, then trample what's left. I've even had deer coming over the fence and gobbling my indian corn.

Momnerd said...

It looks beautiful! I am going to be so jealous of those tomatoes! Good job!
P.S. Did you get my email? How are you?

preparednesspro said...

Loving those green onions -- they look perfect! Bravo, Angela.