Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How Does My Garden Grow?

A green thumb I certainly am not. I am not the person you call to water your plants when you go away. Case in point, the last week of school my 7 year old went on a field trip. He brought back a biodegradable planter with sunflower seeds planted in it. Over the next two weeks or so it sat on the kitchen window sill and more than a dozen sunflower seedlings sprouted up. Once they were big enough, I planted them outside. The day after, all but two were dead and now only one remains. I'm a plant killer. Which is rather sad because both my mother and grandfather are expert gardeners. (Say hi to my grandpa, he is a daily reader!)

See my problem is I don't like bugs. Or dirt. But I do like fresh organic veggies. So this year I am really trying to suck it up and get some veggies growing. I bought some organic plants from our CSA back in June and surprisingly, I have not killed them yet! In fact, they are doing rather well.

So how does my garden grow?

With bell peppers...

...zucchini blossoms...

...and cherry tomatoes, all in a row!

I have grown cherry tomatoes for a few years now, but this is my first time with peppers and zucchini. I am really anxious for them to grow and ripen! We also have two apple trees that we planted on Earth Day, but that is a different post for a different day. (Trees are hard).

What are you growing in your garden this summer?


  1. The zucchini are easy and you'll get a ton out of them but I do not have great luck with bell peppers (although I keep trying). I have better luck with the hot peppers and banana peppers. I'm growing all those plus cucumbers, okra, kale, brussel sprouts, and a few other kinds of tomatoes and squashes.

    1. I can't wait for the zucchinis because I love to sprinkle them with olive oil and garlic salt and throw them on the grill! So good. I have heard that peppers are hard so I am keeping my fingers crossed. There is an animal nibbling on the leaves, hopefully they leave the peppers alone.

  2. marianna I am horrible at growing anything. I want to grow food, but I stink at it. I used to joke that the only reason my dog was alive was because he told me when he needed food and water! Good luck with the veggies!

    1. I am horrible too. I am really trying my best to remember to water them which is why they are doing well so far. I am waiting for them to kick the bucket though. lol.

  3. We're just doing tomatoes - lazy year. Your bell peppers and zucchini look good! In PDX, there's a service where people come out to your house, set up your garden and weed it. They also harvest it and leave the veggies in a nice basket on your porch. I seriously am thinking about signing up for this next year.

  4. Everything looks great! We're living with my parents right this second and they have two fields - squash, zucchini, tomatoes, different types of peppers, cucumbers, and the corn is done.


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