Friday, May 29, 2009


I have been trying to think of something interesting to post about my life lately and sadly, I have come up with zilch. I have decided to report on something just as exciting as watching grass grow. What might that be? How about watching my garden grow.

This year I have had great success in growing my garden. I have planted radishes, peas, carrots, beans, corn, potatoes, flowers, pumpkins, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries and peppers. Everything that I planted came up and is flourishing. Unfortunately the weeds are growing just as well as the vegetables. I ran out this morning and took a couple of nice picture to show just how green my thumb is. I also could not miss out on the opportunity to use my camera in "macro" mode to get nice clean closeup shots of my plants.

Strawberries that I planted last year.

Lettuce from ground level. These look awesome.

Here are my radishes which I have already started to eat. I'm not a huge radish fan but they are fun to grow because they are the first to sprout. It really boosts your confidence at the beginning of the season.

Being from Idaho, I had to try my hand at potatoes. Here is my row of red potatoes.


Melinda said...

I was wondering why you chose radishes. I couldn't imagine that your picky eating family would LOVE radishes.
Let us know how the red potatoes go.

Marni said...

I've been meaning to take a picture of our garden. It looks especially cool this year since I went for more the square foot gardening plan. This is our first year of trying onions and potatoes, and if I get it planted, corn.

Susan said...

I am VERY impressed with your farming abilities. Grandpa Blake would be impressed. I planted peas, carrots, beets, cantalope, tomatoes,and zuchini. Some critter ate my cucumber plant. We have eaten 6 pea pods so far. I hope the whole thing will still be there when I get back to Bountiful.
You'll have to invite me over for part of your harvest.