Garden Update April 12, 2009

I made a huge salad from the radishes, leaf lettuce, and a little bit of Swiss chard and baby spinach.

The 6 tomato plants in the bed by the garage are growing big and strong so far.

Little Porter tomato plant bought from the nursery planted upside down.

Red Grape, upside down.

Some of the strawberry plants are setting fruit.

Broccoli, peas, onion, and lettuce.

Same bed, different view.

Broccoli ready to harvest.

Onion, broccoli, lettuce, peas, and 2 tomato plants.


Pole beans are up, cucumbers are barely up but don’t look too good. I planted 7 okra plants.



1 of 3 squash.

2 of 3 squash. (the 3rd never sprouted, so I replanted it this weekend)

Newly planted “Tabasco” pepper plant purchased from nursery.

“Mucho Nacho” jalapeƱo plant, also newly planted, and also purchased from nursery.

The only one of the 3 pepper plants that has survived in this bed.

Tomato 1.

Tomato 2. (#3 didn’t make it)

It rained a bit more than 1.5 inches Saturday night through Sunday. (but I dumped the water before taking this picture)

Big view of main garden.

The pear tree is setting fruit, for the first time ever.

The hanging strawberry planter boxes.

I’m surprised that these brand new plants are setting fruit also.

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One Response to Garden Update April 12, 2009

  1. curtis says:


    Looks good. Even the brocoli. As I now have two full 55 gallon water barrels, I think I too will get some soaker hoses to get my garden a bit more water. I also need to get some more wood mulch for my beds. Although I don’t have the screens around my beds like you do, the only thing the rabbits have nibbled on has been my brocoli, which is not doing as well as yours. I don’t any brocoli at all, just little starters (I planted mine too late and I started from seed). I do expect to see lots of baby carrots, tomatos, peppers, beans, peas, and herbs, oh and some chives and a leek (which is something I’m going to shoot for next year!

    Keep it up dude! Looks great!

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