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Monday, June 6, 2011

Garden 2011: First Pics of the Season

Here it is, the planted garden. We have plot 6 in the fore and just behind it, the plot that runs perpendicular to it, plot 20. Or course, Art's in there too, in the background, helpfully watering all plots that looked at all wilty. It's better to be a good neighbor.

The tomato cages are in.

The cherry tomato plant is staked with a genuine stick of bamboo.

The red russian kale and little eggplant starters are taking root, getting comfy in their new home.

More than that, things are starting to sprout and bloom. The zucchini and cucumbers already have flowers, though the pics don't capture the blooms as I'd like. They are there.

The edamame seeds have sprouted.

And despite last years epic fail on the lettuce seed-growing front, we have lettuce as well peaking out from the dirt.

Most exciting of all is our unexpected second plot, which we dutifully tilled and seeded with a combination of pie pumpkins, butternut squash, and spaghetti squash. Since then, all of the seeds have broke through the earth with happy rounded dark green leaves.

Right now, there isn't much to look at but the little plants popping up every three feet. Once they start to pick up steam and vine all over, I'll get a nice picture of the squash patch as a whole. There's a lot of good veggie recipes in store for this crop.

Now, all we have to do is wait.

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