Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Edition: What's New

Well I did try a new ingredient this week, but I am going to wait until next week to post it!  Instead, I wanted to share my garden, which is new to me.

In the past I have grown one or two tomato plants, maybe a pepper plant, and some herbs, all in pots on my deck.  This year, I persuaded the Husband into assembling a raised bed planter for me to put some plants.  It's pretty small.  Only 4 feet by 4 feet.  But I have already gotten some yummy romaine lettuce and radishes from my garden!

So since this is my first time truly having a veggie garden, I went crazy!  I was just so excited and kept finding fun things to plant at the garden center.  Even though I did control myself, I planted WAY too much in to small of a space.  In my tiny garden I planted:
  • 3 Early Girl tomatoes
  • 3 eggplants
  • 3 sweet bell peppers
  • radishes (from seed!)
  • 3 string bean plants (from seed!)
  • 3 broccoli plants
  • 3 garlic plants
  • 6 romaine lettuce
It is a jungle!
the pots next to the jungle are where I started some things from seed

Do you see the broccoli?  In the middle?  It is huge.  It is taking over.  I don't even know if it really is going to produce anything!

blurry close-up of the broccoli
Do you have a garden?  What are you growing?  If you have a garden - please leave your tips in the comments!!

Updated 7/25: I joined Centsational Girl's linky party!


  1. Wow - that is one thriving garden! I wish my 3 little herb pots were doing half as good. They are hanging on for dear life - they must be like camels the way I forget to water them :(

  2. great vege garden! It's incredible how big some of the plants get in such a short amount of time. Fingers crossed for some lovely broccoli too! :)


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