Saturday, June 07, 2008

My Garden

My garden is coming along beautifully. I can't tell you how thrilling it is to go out in the backyard and pick fresh herbs when I'm cooking. I know it'll be even more exciting when we get the first ripe tomatoes. Here's my four not-so-little tomato plants all in a row:


As you can see, we bought the metal cages to encourage them to grow in a somewhat contained way. As they keep getting bigger I think I'm going to have to move them so there's more room between plants. I can't believe how quickly they've grown. It seems like overnight I went from just little flower buds to actual tomatoes:


The one above is from the patio variety, the second from the left in the top photo. He's always looked the least hearty, but he has the biggest tomatoes on him. Go figure. These are the grape tomatoes:


I also noticed the beginnings of a roma tomato (the third from the left in the top photo). I sound like a broken record, but I can't wait for them to ripen!

Last weekend we picked up a few more herbs - sage:


... and thyme:


I also got two basil plants two weeks ago that have quadrupled in size:


The rosemary plant is also doing well:


Like I said, I've already been using herbs from all the plants (except the sage...I need to think of something good to make with that). We get an excessive amount of sun in our backyard so everything seems to be thriving.
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7 comments:

  1. What an awesome garden! My herbs sort of whithered and died so it's nice to see some really healthy plants. :D

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  2. That is so, so cool. I wish I could do my own garden like that. The herbs must be wonderful.

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  3. Dang...you're ahead of me. The company I get mine from sends them out about 2 weeks too late in my opinion. I actually planted 3 more tomato plants yesterday for a total of 7 tomato plants 3 basil, 2 chive, 1 rosemary, 1 oregano,1 lavender and 1 yellow squash :) I wish I had more space!

    (I may plant 2 more basils tonight :))

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  4. Katie - Awww...that stinks!

    Melissa - Do you guys have a balcony or patio or anything? Since all my stuff is in pots you could totally do a patio garden if you get enough sun.

    longhair - Bummer about the 2 weeks late company. I hope you're enjoying the fresh herbs. :)

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  5. lovely herbal collection,
    nothing like having grown veges
    in the backyard!!

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  6. Your herbs and tomatoes look great. In Ohio I've only got a few blooms -- you must have started early! Good for you!

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  7. I love to have a garden like yours one day. It's so much healthier and fulfilling to eat stuff we grow.

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