I've put off posting about our veggies. Reason is because we're such newbies at raising them. Kim and I usually grow some tomato plants and throw in a cucumber vine or something. We've both had large vegetable gardens in the past, but when I say past, I mean 20 years ago past.
So it's been a while.
So we feel like newbies again.
This is our present veggie garden.
A large flowering crab tree grows nearby. We've always worried our garden wasn't getting enough sun, but Linda at Garden Girl successfully grows veggies in partial shade so we're feeling better about it.
The sweet corn is getting taller. I hope we harvest some ears this summer.
Left to right: Eggplant, basil and brussel sprouts. I started them all from seed. *pat on back*
And the tomatoes are coming on. First ones showed up on the plants in the Tuscany Garden hallway of all places.
We also have some beans growing, a few pepper plants, one cucumber plant, two cantaloupe, some fennel that's getting the heck eaten out of it and probably won't make it, and I already picked our peas and used them in this recipe. They were delish!
I planted some marigolds around the garden and somebody has been chewing on them. We also cut up some potatoes we had and planted them a while back and they're coming up. Not sure that will work out, but what the heck, we'll give it a try. I'm sure we'll be humbled this year by our efforts but I get the feeling we'll keep trying. Our veg garden is small enough that it doesn't take a ton of extra effort to care for it. We plan on canning some of the tomatoes and I hope we follow through with that.
Got any veggies growing?