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Garden Update

This year we are starting off small since it is the first summer in our house. I’ve got two 4′ x 8′ raised garden beds and a bunch of containers on the patio. I’m growing several types of pepper including green, yellow, and orange bell peppers, and melrose, habanero, and jalapeno peppers. I’m also growing pickling cukes and trying my hand at growing English cucumbers.  There’s also eggplant, radishes, carrots, lavender, basil, Thai basil, lemongrass, red kale, and two types of beans (green – bush and purple), and  a couple types of lettuce. I also have a few varieties of tomatoes including a few heirloom. This is my first year growing Green Zebra tomatoes, which are one of my favorites.

Now for some pictures, which I took probably two weeks ago.

Green Zebra Tomato:


Roma Tomato – I can’t wait to make fresh salsa:




Orange Bell Pepper – not orange yet:






Raised Garden Bed – Cucumbers and Peppers. I am building a cucumber trellis this week:

Raised Garden Bed

Black Eyed Susan Flowers:

Black Eyed Susan Flowers

Palm Sedge – I planted some of these front when I ripped out all the hideous and half-dead shrubs the previous owner had:

Palm Sedge

First harvest from the garden (aside from some basil) – Yellow Bell Pepper. I actually harvested two. I fried them up with some onions and put them on top of a Tofurky Kielbasa in a bun. Rob added Bubbies Sauerkraut to his.

First Yellow Bell Pepper from 2009 Garden

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  • Kati July 8, 2009, 7:43 am

    It’s amazing what you can pack in to two 4X8 boxes – that’s the same set-up I have in my yard this year. I can’t believe you already have flowers and fruit! Looks like you’re going to have a good season.