Friday, June 3, 2011

Eat Your Veggies

Well it was a sunny day, almost too sunny, so I thought I'd take some pics of this year's garden. First off, remember the hailstorm? Well this garden was nothing but fledgling little seedlings and they got absolutely pounded. Plus, the two hundred pounds of fresh top soil I put in got washed away as well. Well, I was bit overwhelmed by all the other damage, and bummed my garden got trashed, so I thought I'd let it recover on its own.

For the most part it is bouncing back well, but summer heat here in the south has already kicked in and as I type this it will be our third 90+ degree day in a row. Plants don't like it quite this warm.

I'm going with many of my standbys and trying some new things this year as well. Overall, here is the overall garden breakdown:
  • Cayenne Peppers, x3
  • JalapeƱo Peppers, x2
  • Hot Banana Pepper
  • Cucumbers, x2
  • Strawberries
  • Squash
  • Better Boy Tomato
  • Beefsteak Tomato

A couple of tomato plants...

Watching Squash grow is actually really cool...

So there you have it, this year's garden. It's this early stage where it's hard to imagine anything is going to grow, let alone yielding veggies to actually eat, I'm sure I'll be posting "crop pics" before you know it though. Until then, enjoy...


  1. Looks good. I'm glad you folks are getting some summer. We're still having nights in the high 30s and 40s around here. Our days have barely squeaked in in the 50s. We have had one day so far that his 70.

    How is your tree doing? That thing looked like it got pummeled pretty well.


  2. Your garden is awesome. We keep planning on doing a garden, but we keep putting it off. Next year, maybe.

  3. Wow! It really looks like everything is boncing back nicely!

  4. Im a veggie so I would just live in that garden to be honest haha.

  5. Looking good. We just got our flowers in last weekend and 2 potted tomato plants. Hopefully my wife will remember to water them as I am in Pittsburgh for work for a couple of days.

  6. Wow! That's really cool! Miniature painter, podcaster and gardener. Such a renaissance man..

    When I finally become a home owner I'm definitely going to grow my own veggies.

  7. Normally I try to respond to everyone individually but I've been out town the past couple of days and came back to six of you!

    I was worried the hailstorm killed the garden for the year, but happily it is bouncing back! I'll keep ya'll updated, thanks for stopping by as always.

  8. I always enjoy your garden posts! Sadly, I moved out of my parents house where I had my greenhouse, vegetable beds and huge herb bed and into an apartment with no garden. Bugger! Not even a balcony that I could stick some lettuce out on! So this is allowing me to live vicariously!

  9. Thanks Chris! I wish I had a greenhouse, I could go nuts with one of those. I thought of doing an herb bed too, but with the wee one I was lucky to get anything into the ground. I'll try to keep the garden posts coming.

    You should see it now, and it's only been about a week!