Saturday, June 21, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Ours is growing quite well at the moment. Here are a few updated photos you can compare with the first shots:

Two of our tomatoes and some bush beans:


Two kinds of kale, chard, and brussels sprouts:


More tomatoes, squashes, cilantro, mint, and some marigolds tucked in for good measure:


Dill, fennel, parsley, chives, and a lot of lettuce (hiding under the white shading):


Our first tomato!!


Scarlet runner beans:


Christmas lima beans and rattlesnake beans:


Something out there really likes our christmas lima beans and most have been chomped to the ground. But anything with a bit of green left is, miraculously, pushing on and trying to grow still!


Blue lake pole beans:


Our peas in front, including some more blue lake pole beans on the far side, some marigolds, and some basil which is still very tiny.


We have flowers!


And peas!!!

2 comments:

Jessica (your sister) said...

I know the marigolds are to keep the slugs away, thats a given, but what about the wire cage things...is that to keep bunnies from munching your greens?

Aimee said...

They're for a series of things. They partly help keep the dog out for one thing! Mostly there are some in there to help keep the bird netting up - this stuff is so fine you can't see it in the pictures (or in-person sometimes). But that keeps out birds and squirrels, and the dog. Some of the cages also work well to support plants.