Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's a real garden, Charlie Brown!

Y'all know how it goes.  I say a lot of deep and meaningful things and then the next day I just throw some random pictures up and tell you to have a nice afternoon.  'Cause my brain gets tired, yo.  I'm not used to all this...you know...thinking.

Welcome to the next day, folks!

backyard on day 1, July 13th 2010
backyard on day ?, April 2nd 2011
backyard on day ?, May 24th, 2011
Now I know you can't see in that garden very well at all in this photo.  See, if I was an actual photographer, I probably wouldn't try to take outdoor photos facing east first thing in the morning.  But since I'm not, I tend to do smart things like that.  But it is your luck-tastic day because I also took super interesting, not at all lame photos of the actual vegetables that I have managed to not kill yet!
red leaf lettuce
zucchini
cilantro
snow peaz
pole beanz
carrotz
potatoez
While I know you would love to see even more pictures of random plants, you'll have to be content with me just telling you that there are also tomatoez, bell pepperz, oregano, and possibly dill and jalapeno (I may have in fact already killed those, though.  Oh, and the broccoli too.  Pretty sure that's not gonna grow.  And yes, I'm super street.  Or should I say "ztreet").  But hey, it's not ALL dead, which is a vast improvement over what I had anticipated.  I mean, there aren't even any rabbits running around and chowing down on our plants!  There are actual plants for me to make rabbit comments about!  Su-weeeeeeeet.

p.s. Yes, 8 out of 10 photos taken with Jen's camera.  Ye-haw!

33 comments :

  1. You are my role model. I would have killed all the plants by now. Can't wait to see the inevitable epic salad you make with all those yummiez :)

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  2. Blogger sucks and doesn't want me to leave comments with my Google Profile.

    Anywho - stop with the shout outs!!! :) Love the BEANZZZZZZZZZZ and wish I could have a garden too. Boo.

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  3. Hey, the hard part is over. You actually got plants in the ground. We only have big empty plots with lots of mud...lots and lots of mud.

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  4. My dad is helping me build some raised beds in my backyard. I'm cautiously optimistic. I hope to have fresh vegetablez soon too. ---Kara (since I can't sign in with my google account)

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  5. Hey, lookie there!! Too cool! I never had much of a green thumb. More like a thumb of death. So I am always amazed that people plant stuff and it grows! You will be enjoying these in no time :)

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  6. My garden is jealous of your garden. Also, have to comment that I love how you bring the hood to the country with your liberal use of Zs! That takes mad skillz!

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  7. Looks like you'll be reaping the bounties of your work in a few months.

    I just planted my potatoes. A little late, but I got this wild idea that I should try potatoes in a patch of dirt where grass never grows. I have nothing to lose except the 59 cents spent on my potato seed.

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  8. I for one am very impressed. We've got some tomatoes with cracks in them. We also have a Topsy Turvy. Not recommended.

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  9. you are my hero. I leave all the gardening to my husband because I have the black thumb of foliage death. Good job on keeping those suckas alive!!

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  10. Look at you go Mrs. Green Jeans!

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  11. ewwww potatoes!? They are a horrible horrible weed that I gave up trying to grow at home.

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  12. Gorgeous! We have a Community Garden in our lower lot (better use of the land than the weed patch that it was). We have a plot in said garden, but nothing is planted yet because, well, this is Alaska.

    However, I am going to plant seeds indoors for transplanting later (whenever it warms up enough to plant).

    This post was a good inspiration to plant the seeds, however!

    BTW - THANKS for the shout out for the New Jerusalem Workshop! I hope people will click on the fancy picture and check us out!

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  13. http://homeindouglas.blogspot.com/2011/05/special-bulletin.html

    Cyberlove!

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  14. wanted to share this with you. Been praying all day as I go through work...http://yimcatholic.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-being-new-creature-notes-from-east.html

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  15. You must be so proud of your vege-childs! Makes me think that maybe I could do this whole gardening thing, too. Maybe.

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  16. Seriously you guys, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! This is litereally my first garden ever. I just got a gardening book specific to my region and followed all the instructions like a good little type-A student. And who knows...they could still all wilt and perish in the middle of the July heat! But for now, I'll enjoy my small victory :)

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  17. Wiring! Awesome idea! I have a pack of furry cats that keep peeing in our garden, chewing on leaves, and generally pissing me off.

    But no longer. I'm making a fence, dammit.

    I have tomatoes and peppers a plenty. I'll be making super salsa this fall!

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  18. So, out of curiosity why are the potatoes the only ones spelled with an s? Don't you think they will feel a little left out? Just sayin. ;)

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  19. Oh no! My potatoez are insulted! Must remedy immediately...

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  20. OMG... they actually do look like REAL veggies! You are right! Those aren't weeds... they are REAL VEGGIES!!!! I am super impressed. Now if I could just find a squirrel...

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  21. Fantastic job, Dwija! I've always wanted a veggie garden, but never lived in a place with enough sunlight to really make it thrive. What a wonderful project this must be for you all as a family, soo neat!!

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  22. Looking good! I haven't got my veggiez into the ground yet, well, except for some spinach and lettuce and other things that don't mind that it's freakin' freezing around here. I think I heard my tomatoes plants softly crying on the deck when I left for work this morning. 43 degrees F? Now that's what we call hardening off the plants!

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  23. Very nice! I love gardening so much...especially when I'm not killing the plants, so much more enriching and fulfilling that way.

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  24. sweet garden yo! i give you mad props...waaay more than i deserve. the house we just moved into had 3 raised garden beds already in the back yard. i had intentions of growing veggies too.
    so what did i grow, you ask?
    nothing. we cleared them out, half-assed, and then poured some lovely red mulch on top. go ahead and "boo-hiss" me all you want you pro gardeners. while ya'll are slaving away in the dirt, i'll be lounging on my deck with a margarita enjoying my mulch.
    happy gardening!

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  25. Look at you, growing real live plants! They're so pretty! I can't get over the gigantic satellite, though. That's old school, my friend!

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  26. Okay-WHY are your plants this far along in MICHIGAN -where the winter lingers?

    We started our seeds inside a month ago and just got them in the ground this week (we had a frost threat last week).

    you can check our feeble attempts today :) and feel smug and superior. Given my aching joints from digging and hauling yesterday, I am liking Tenetia's approach

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  27. Please, will you come to Maine and build me a garden? I'll buy you a new camera!

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  28. Full Spectrum Mom, c'mon over to my house! I'll make 'em doubles!

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  29. We just started getting cucumbers and tomatoes from our garden and it's heavenly. Yours is about one million times more professional looking than ours, but I'm perfectly fine with that. :)

    I'm very impressed though. How do you know what you are doing? Or are you just making it up as you go?

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  30. Hi, I'm new to your blog and just read it all over the past few days. I have a question about your garden - how did you get to start it so early in April? Doesn't it frost where you are in April? I live in Southern MN and we still haven't started our garden. It's just too cold still. We can probably start planting the seeds this weekend now. But I was just wondering how you were able to plant them so early.

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  31. Thanks for your question and for reading the blog! We are in southwest Michigan, zone 6b so our average last day of frost is the first week of May. We started our more tender seedlings indoors and then transplanted them the second week of May. The hardier plants (snow peas, english garden peas, potatoes, spinach) are well suited to our climate and can be started outdoors before the last frost, so those went in the first week of April.

    Here's the book I've been using (as this is my first garden ever, I needed a lot of help) : http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Michigan-Vegetable-Gardening-Guides/dp/159186402X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306419718&sr=8-1

    Hope that helps!

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