Saturday, July 3, 2010


This year many of us gardeners no matter were we live have had a hard time with mother nature.
The result is having a poorly growing veggie garden!  With much rain and gray days here in the Pacific Northwest many seeds and such rotted in the ground or did not get the sun required! Most of my garden plants are only 6 inches tall! Many plants did not even pop though the ground!
I still have hope....but am braced for a garden with little or no harvest of peppers,tomatoes,
egg plant, corn, beans and peas! Oh lets not forget, carrots,beets, and radishes!

That does not sound like delight you might say?  

Well, that part of my gardening experience has been quite discouraging to say the least!
But being a girl who likes to look at the positive side of things......was over joyed to see cauliflower heads forming on my brassicas plants! I have been harvesting my broccoli for the past few months and thought my cauliflower was not going to produce this year due to the weather?
 My body exploded with excitement at the sight of the somewhat large heads of white cauliflower growing in the depths of the huge leaves! I was on a natural high!
Seeing my plants grow into food for my family makes my heart flutter!

                              I find such beauty in the curves of the plants
and the sweet delicate look to the flowers that leaves me in awe of Gods handy work!

Most of the veggies pictured below are cold weather plants (in the brassicas family), I planted them from starts I bought/planted back in March!

Pictured from top to bottom: Purple cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower,
strawberries, zucchini (green) zucchini (yellow)
dill and chamomile patch
Swiss chard and red leaf lettuce bed
my carrots,beets and radishes are not doing well they were planted in the same bed!

My potatoes and onions are doing well as are most of my herbs with the exception of my basil...
I have had to replace it 3 times!

What did you plant this year?

How well is your garden growing?

~Peace and Love~

1 comment:

  1. Flowers are doing very well! We still haven't tasted tomatoes, zucchini, and strawberries. I know that zucchini tends to be ready later in the summer, but I don't even think we are going to have any. Critters keep taking the strawberries before they are ready to pick.


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