Saturday, June 25, 2011

... How Does Your Garden Grow...

Happy Saturday everyone!
Thought I'd show you how my vegetable garden is doing. All of you garden pros out there who plant a garden every year~ you'd better not laugh!!! This is my first year at gardening and we got a late start, not to mention how busy we were with my daughter moving to California...
Ok, here goes... We finally have tomatoes! Yay!

Remember how our newly built beds looked in March?

Now we have 8 tomato plants growing in various stages. I think Romas, which are my favorite, are the easiest to grow and the plants are much prettier and compact.

The carrots have finally taken off. I never did get a chance to  plant a second row of them :(

Next year  I will plant things earlier and closer together.

I read that Marigolds keep some bugs away. So far, knock on wood, I haven't seen any!

I planted potatoes in the only little strip of sun in our backyard. This is a photo of them awhile back. They aren't looking so pretty right now, which means they are almost ready to harvest!!!
I've learned a lot about growing vegetables this year. I know a lot of you are practically pros at it! 
Do you have any words of wisdom for me???
Have a great weekend!


  1. I have no words of wisdom...PERIOD! Looks like your gardens are doing wonderful Pam to me.

  2. Hi Pam, first let me say your garden looks really great and I love the location of the raised beds against the house. Your tomatoes will do really good there because of the warmth from the bricks especially if you have an irrigation system in place.
    Second, thank you for stopping by my brunch post with the Franciscan. I too love that color aqua and coupled with the pink Heisey is really cheerful.
    Have a great weekend,

  3. Can't help ya out Pam the only thing I plant is tomatoes and basil. Your veggie garden looks great! Martina

  4. Your tiered garden is a great use of space. It must make it easy to access the plants.
    You must be looking forward to eating fresh veggies picked from your own garden - nothing tastes better!


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