Sunday, April 14, 2013

Garden Update for SPRING!!!

After removing 3 old eggplants that had totally overtaken my garden I've transplanted tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, lettuce, cabbage, herbs and now organic wildflowers!

Before I forget...
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First we have seedlings and MORE seedlings!  In anticipation of a larger garden I overplanted.  I've been giving away quite a few tomato seedlings lately since I know I won't have room.

On the seedling/cat patio I have Emerald Green, Pink Oxheart, Amana's Orange and Beefsteak Tomatoes, Serrano, Bell, Golden Marconi and Jalapeno Peppers, Genovese and Fine Verde Basil, Huckleberry, White Egg and Black Beauty Eggplant, Thyme, Sage, Lavender and LOTS of Marigolds.

My overgrown Red Fig Tomato needs a little trim!!!

Country Gentleman Sweet Corn in a container

with Kentucky Wonder Beans

Pink Oxheart Tomato grown in a kitty litter bucket

One of many Beefsteak tomato plants surrounded by our DIY Tomato Cages.

I let several Pak Choy Cabbage bolt so that I can save seeds AND attract bees to the garden.
Pak Choy Cabbage
Flowers atop the cabbage


 The strawberries are from last year and up popped a Volunteer Huckleberry!!!  Not sure where this came from but I'll have lots of Huckleberries this year for syrup.  The leaves have a slight purplish tint.
Garden Huckleberry

Baby Huckleberries

The Serrano Pepper plants are small but already producing peppers!

Interplanted throughout the garden are various herbs and flowers like Marigolds, Basil, Borage, Giant Zinnias and Nasturtiums.  These are just a few beneficial companion plants for what I have growing in the garden.

Sharing this garden update at Creative HomeAcre Hop , The HomeAcre Hop  and HERE.


jviola79 said...

Can I just say I am jealous of your garden!! Beautiful!! I hope mine will do well this summer. New England weather certainly can be challenging for me :) I was your neighbor at Inspire Me Mondays & you surely did just that :))))

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Betsy Pool said...

Your garden is beautiful!! So glad you linked up at Romance on a dime again this week!

Black Fox Homestead said...

Still too early yet for us to be putting out the peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant, but I did put in some flower seeds yesterday. Good luck with them! They look great. Thanks for sharing your progress at the HomeAcre Hop! Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow: