Emilie's Garden

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Garden July 29th

My garden has grown out of control. It is so amazing that we are able to cultivate plants from the ground to provide food. Last night Randy and I were looking out at the garden and marveling that out of the dry, cracked earth out springs an abundance of vegetation. We have had lettuce in plenty to eat and give away for the last 3 months. In a couple weeks we are going to have an incredible amount of tomatoes. I will have leeks/onions to last me through the winter. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed venturing out to the pea plants every day to eat peas.  I am so thankful that the Lord has caused our garden to grow, it is a blessing to me to show my kids how to cultivate the earth. I am enjoying watching them find so much joy as our plants get bigger and bigger.

Autry's Sunflowers (They have grown
 just a little since the last time I posted)


My Pumpkin Patch

My Largest Pumpkin, I am hoping it does not 
become slug food. I am going to set up beer slug 
traps in the next couple days. 

Some of the Lettuce I picked tonight

Out of control Lettuce and Leaks

Tomato Plants

Lots of Early Girl tomatoes, this plant is bursting out of its cage
and kind of tipping over. If I can keep it upright we are going
to have lots of tomatoes from it. 

My Sungold Tomato Plant is get so huge, and has probably
40-50 little tomatoes on it.

Here is a sampling of the Sungold tomatoes. Right now about three of 
them are turning a nice orange color. 

Zuchinni, right now there are three itty bitty zuchinni's growing

Cucumber: we will see how this grows. I had to take out some lettuce
to give room for it.  I also had to cut off several leaves that had powdery 
mildew forming. I made this little makeshift  trellis to help the cucumbers. 
I am uncertain if these cucumbers will survive. 

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Little Signs of Fruit on June 30

First Tomatoes. I have little itty bitty tomatoes on both my sungold and sweet million plants.

 You can barely see them, but right in the middle are little tiny peppers starting to form

Autry's sunflowers are growing every day

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The awesome fence that Randy built for my garden

my garden june 25

Cucumber, Peppers, Lettuce, Leeks, Peas

Tomatoes, Lettuce, Leeks, and Pumpkins in background

Autry's Sunflowers

First Peas

I should have started documenting my garden from the getgo, but I am going to start now. This is what is in my garden. I know that no one probably cares but me, but I want to see how my garden progresses so here's my garden blog.
Leeks-planted late march
peas-planted late march
lettuce and spinach-planted late march. I had an over abundance of lettuce and spinach so I have since taken up the plants and planted other things. I still have 4 lettuce plants and this is more than enough to provide us with an abundance of lettuce.
broccoli-planted early march. It didn't grow very well so I uprooted it
Tomatoes-the first ones were planted May 14th (Early Girl, Sweet Million, and Yellow Pear). I planted one more the beginning of June (sun gold), another June 10th (white something, and I planted 2 More cherry tomatoes June 29
Peppers-planted 2 bell peppers May 14th and another the beginning of June.
Pumpkins- 3 pumpkin plants May 14th
Zuchinni-Planted two May 14th (they rotted because of all the rain). Planted 2 more mid June
Cucumbers-Planted mid June
Raspberries-1 in March
Sunflowers-Autry planted the end of April
Corn-panted May 14th