Garden 2009

The garden has been planted for over a week now, and so far, I’m off to a better start than last year.  By that I mean that we haven’t had a late frost that killed off all my plants, and nothing has eaten them (so far!), so it’s going well, for now anyway.

It’s very much the same as last year’s garden.  Tomatoes (but more of them!), zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, jalapeños, red onions, carrots and radishes from seed (the radishes are sprouting already), basil, cilantro, and rosemary (something new, because it smells amazing!).

I am also apparently growing pumpkins.  I put our fall pumpkins in the garden beds last year, figuring they’d make for good compost.  I guess I assumed that the seeds would not survive the winter.  I was wrong.  Way wrong.  I’ve got at least 20 pumpkin vines started–I’m going to thin them out eventually, but for now, I’m letting them grow to see which ones are really good, and then I’ll leave a few, and see if we can’t grow a few pumpkins of our own.

The nectarine tree is also doing well, which is something of a surprise to me–I thought the shock of being transplanted would mean no fruit at all for at least one season.  But, there are several very tiny, very purple (also surprising!) nectarines, particularly on the lower branches, so we’ll see how those grow.

I’m very excited about the things we’re trying to grow, and really hoping the garden is successful.  I have visions of homemade pico de gallo, pesto, and zucchini bread (among other things), made with home-grown produce.


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