Saturday, June 26, 2010

Garden update

Over the past few years, I've decreased my garden efforts and it shows with the abundance of weeds and the lack of produce. I used to run out of room for planting. I had so much produce, even with sharing with family and freezing some, I'd still bring in basketfuls of tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans to the office. Now? I'm lucky if I have enough for us.

This year hasn't been any better. I have two tomato plants, both from the nursery, not from seed. Only two, not six or eight. No cucumbers yet. Finally got some basil...from plants, not seeds. I don't have good luck growing basil from seed.
I also don't have much luck with squash. I was thrilled to see some flowers on my yellow squash. You know how people warn you not to plant too many zucchini plants? I have to plant lots because mine usually die. Of course, this year I've got four going strong. Hope I didn't just jinx myself.
And this thrills me most of all. It took forever for my string beans to sprout and then it took another forever for them to grow. They're looking rather sickly, but hopefully will still produce.


~Holly~ said...

Looks great Arlynn!! Mmmm...I can just smell the basil!!

Rich said...

This year we're going to be lucky if we have anything. The deer ate the spinach, lettuce, raspberry buds, and the cilantro. Which (so far) leaves tomatoes and potatoes.

Jacque said...

Well even if you aren't growing as much, the photos are gorgeous!

Miwa said...

Well, the photos look great and you're still ahead of me! I'll look forward to more of your yummy produce recipes later in the season... =)