Gardening Week Ten

May 23, 2011

The first harvest finally made it’s way on to the table this week! A couple of huge cucumbers and a serrano pepper, sliced and tossed with a little oil and vinegar, were delicious. Zucchini is on the menu this week, along with more cucumbers.

Two new rosemary plants are doing well. The others herbs are coming back or holding their own.

There are about a zillion squashes, almost big enough to pick.

A couple of zucchinis are already HUGE.

I’ve been watching this cucumber grow by what seems like an inch a day and then I discovered another one almost as big that had been hiding.

Mildew or something is creeping into the cucumbers and zucchini. I’ve read that milk works to kill mildew? I’ve also read that a mixture of baking soda and soap works. One or the other is getting sprayed today.

The bell peppers are coming along nicely.

And so are the serranos.

There’ll be at least a handful of okra ready to pick this week.

And LOOK, a tomato! The plants are growing and the blossoms are finally turning into fruit.

Hard to believe it’s only been seven weeks since I put in the first tiny seedlings.


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1 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

Beautiful garden, Karen. Having it raised makes working in it so much easier, doesn’t it? Mine is doing well, too, and should have a tomato or two pretty soon. Nothing tastes as good as a homegrown tomato right off the vine. Yum.


2 Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews May 23, 2011 at 11:54 am

What an awesome garden! I am so jealous. I bought an herb garden at a Farmer’s market because I really wanted herbs on my balcony this year. It died about 3 days after I bought it…I am so sad! Look at your gorgeous rosemary! I’m still hoping mine will come back, but it isn’t look good.


3 Tom Stevens May 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

Wow, that´s pretty amazing from only seven weeks ago. You must have really green fingers there Karen! I noticed the rosemary plants you have and they look really good, we have a rosemary plant we got from a cutting but even though we water it reguarly it still looks very pale and dry.
Any idea why that would be, it certainly doesn´t look nice and lush like your picture, I can´t understand why it looks such a palge green colour and not bright green like yours


4 Karen Bove May 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

My thumbs are usually black so I’ve been lucky this year for the most part. The rosemary plants are pretty new so I haven’t had much chance to do any damage :) From what I understand, rosemary needs a lot of water but good drainage.


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