Finished Planting

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It took me a several hours spread over  six weekends to finally get the garden planted.   But I made it!

There is still more soil that could be planted but since we have water restrictions here and not enough friends and family to foist excess produce upon, we decided to stop planting today.   We sowed Roma tomato and Poblano chili seeds and put down some Italian parsley and sage plants.  (I now have all the requisite herbs to attend Scarborough Faire). But even before being fully planted, I have already been harvesting basil and cilantro.

We already have squash flowers blooming.  (I’ve learned the difference between “false” blossoms and blossoms with fruit — Oi, who knew!).   My jalapeno and sweet peppers are already showing little baby fruit.  Also, just three weeks ago today, I sowed green snaps and already they are about a foot high with runners starting.   Mmmmmm, I can just taste those Kentucky Wonders with a little onion and bacon.

So now,  I will be doing maintenance — weeding and watering — and I hope in two or three more week to be able to show you all some freshly picked produce.  Thanks for all the advice and best wishes.

Lori G. (c) 2009

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7 responses »

  1. Your planting images are inspiring Lori. The weather here has not been so conducive to planting but now that Spring has sprung and things are warming up I have been out weeding. Like you I must start taking some photographs, especially of the old magnolia tree that is going to be a mass of flowers soon.

  2. There is something to be said for getting your hands into the dirt, plant, and watch the garden grow. To be able to eat what you reap is the best! You are off to a great start!

  3. glad to see a garden beginning to produce – mine is on its way out. I’m trying to figure out how to set up a system for inside. A few more tomatoes and frying peppers on the plants just waiting to see if they ripen enough before the first frost or if I’ll be picking green tomatoes. The herbs are going full blast and I’ll need to pick and dry out for winter.

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