In the absence of any significant baby news, I thought I'd entertain you with pictures from my garden.A whole mess of garden peas, climbing up both the sunflowers and the sunflowers' stakes. Every once in a while, I have to detangle the top of the sunflower so it can continue to grow. It isn't working quite like I planned, but I think that is because the sunflowers were planted much later than the peas. Had they had a chance to get bigger before the peas went crazy, it probably would've gone better.
This happens to be the flour corn, but all the corn is doing fabulously. It is taller than our knees so far.
This is one of the beds of tomatoes that I did inside tires. They seem to be doing great, but the beds without are doing great as well.Here is a picture of tomato blossoms. Can't wait!A little spider, ready to take on any insects that decide to crawl on my tomatoes.
Cabbage! It has gotten huge. Way bigger than I expected from my Square Foot Gardening book. It's completely shaded out the next-door celery. Rather than 1-sqft of space, it's taking a good 4-sqft.
One of the first peppers. We also have a jalapeno growing already. Mmm...
Our lettuce bed. I planted a 4X8' bed. I probably needed 2X2'. We are overrun with lettuce. More than we could ever eat! But, it sure is yummy! Our May Queen is on the other half of the bed and has become these deliciously full head of butter lettuce. So incredibly tender. I love it.
Those are 4 zucchini plants across the front of the bed and some cucumbers along the back. I cannot get over the size of the zucchini leaves. They are bigger than my head!
We have 5 beds of potatoes and they are growing like crazy. In fact, between the beds of potatoes, it is impossible to get through on the path!
Baby's breath...just because. There are a few flowers tucked here and there in the garden, simply for our enjoyment. Of course, the marigolds have an insect-repellent job to do, but the others are just for looks. Don has been digging for the foundation of my greenhouse, with the help of Caleb, Meagan, and my dad. The trench is huge, 3 feet deep and about 3 feet across, in a square. We'll pour concrete footers in and then build up with concrete blocks. Tonight, though, we are supposed to get a couple inches of rain, so it is covered with a tarp. Pictures of the actual ditch will have to wait.But, today, we had the supplies for building the greenhouse delivered. It was quite a heavy load, with all the concrete blocks, sand for the floor (it'll be an insulated floor, covered with sand and pavers), and mortar mix.
I love to see it all coming together!