Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Garden - Part 2

We've been hard at work in the garden all summer long, and we're already seeing so many wonderful changes ~ it's amazing how much happens in the span of a month.

We've been growing vegetables from both seeds and starters; the seeds are starting to sprout and the starters are beginning to fruit. Last weekend, we harvested some basil leaves for a roasted tomato dish that we served for a dinner party, and in the coming weeks, we should have the makings for a salad!

We just finished putting together two more raised beds and are on the hunt for some organic blueberry bushes. The blueberry season is over for this year but we hope to have three large (fruiting) bushes by next summer.

Here are our plans and some photos of our growing garden.

lettuce, cucumbers, celery, carrots, radish

Salad? Gazpacho? Salsa?

View of the beans, kale, chard, cabbage garlic as seen through the bean ladder Sascha made

Close up of the chard

In the herb bed: lavender, rosemary, oregano, dill, chives, parsley, cilantro, garlic, shallots

View of the brick border around the herb bed

The mint, bell peppers and habaneros are all being grown in separate pots outside the beds

Close up of the mint

The broccoli was started indoors in a planter and will be transferred to the third bed in a few weeks

The layout of the three vegetable beds

The layout of the herb bed

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