09 June 2009

its growing...

Here are a few shots of the little plants coming to life or growing big and strong in my garden this week...

(broccoli, from the free, frost bitten starts I got at the nursery )

(cauliflower, which is also from the free starts and was only chosen because it was free)

(I did not properly record this planting on my map, I think it is a turnip, but may be a beet. Anyone know for sure?)

(cucumbers for pickling from the free starts)

(the first little bean to pop through)


(big spinach leaves, which I actually picked and ate in a salad for dinner last night)

(one of my 8 tomato plants, 7 heirloom and this cherry)

(nasturtiums in pots around the chicken coop. I also planted peas in here, although kind of late. we'll see what happens)

(sunflowers in a small garden between the fence and coop. i've never done sunflowers before, but now I get why everyone loves them. they are growing soooooo fast and are so easy)

BTW: I will be posting weekly about my garden over at 1000 New Gardens (its a project to get new gardeners started throughout Missoula). My first post was just a recap of some of the fun I have been sharing here.


Beegirl said...

Looking great! Spent the morning working out in the garden too. Good luck with your new project!!

dig this chick said...

Looks like a turnip to me! Oh I have leafminers on my spinach (I think that's what they are). Sucks. Litlle sprouts don't have a chance.

Tammi said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months and haven't commented, but wanted you to know I enjoy catching up on what you're doing.

You've accomplished a lot lately and hope you pat yourself on the back for it.

inspiringmama said...

oh how exciting!!! I cannot wait to have a yard to grow lovely things such as this.

The Hip Homemaker said...

Beegirl- Thanks for the encouragement! I keep watching stuff impatiently and nervously hoping it all works out.

Nici- I think I have a few leaf miners too, but not to the extent that you do. Oh and thanks for the confirmation on the turnips. I thought that was right. The beets are right next to them and struggling. too bad!

Tammi- Thanks for the kudos! I love looking at your projects as well.

inspiringmama- welcome! This is the first year I have had a yard with enough sun to garden. Its an exciting adventure!