Garden 2011

cilantro gone to seed

Remember all that talk about keeping my garden simple this year? Hogwash. While I was in the depths of my first trimester, just when I should have been starting my seeds indoors, I had zero desire to be thinking about or planning my garden. But then somewhere in April around 20 weeks, when the haze and nausea lifted, I found myself planting seed after seed in the soil. I had renewed energy and desire to grow food for my family. The nurturing instinct for my family kicked in and I planted vegetable after vegetable, with the hopes of having enough of several varieties to last us all year.


As expected, the fatigue and lack of energy, not to mention the sheer difficulty of getting around because of my full-bellied state, have returned and it's become more difficult to accomplish much in the garden. But things are growing and much is taking care of itself.


I'm hoping that come harvest time, I really will have this new babe attached to me on the outside, as I think this will be a much easier state to maneuver around the garden. For now though, things are pretty much tending to themselves, with a little bit of help from Burl and I to keep them hydrated.


Growing full speed in our garden: Carrots! Lots of them! (5 varieties I believe). Several varieties of tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, sugar snap peas, more squash and pumpkins than I kept track of, and herbs! Oh the herbs! My new little herb garden I planted has flourished like you wouldn't believe! I'm up to my ears in basil, chamomile, stevia, peppermint, parsley, and many more.

blue hubbard squash

In the coming weeks, I'll keep you posted on the crops I'm able to reap from this year's garden. Have a nice weekend, my friends.



:) "my full-bellied" So cute!!

Brooke said...

stevia! really? I didn't realize that could be grown. Hadn't really thought about it, I guess. The rest of your garden looks marvelous and that squash ~ I wonder how blue they really get. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love it! Everything looks so healthy too. It was probably perfect that you started late, as it was a tough go early in the spring. All of the things I planted later really had a stronger start and outgrew many of the earlier starts.