Freshly planted cucumbers.
I'm thinking I need to plant some beans among the corn plants to
climb on them.
The eggplant is growing slow. I
planted it by the roses at first, but then I amended the soil in
this other spot and moved them. They do seem to be doing better
The tomatoes are doing great!
I seem to harvest another bundle of
oregano on a regular basis. The plant reaches out into the path
between my plot and the neighbors. I harvest all the arms
trespassing on the public right of way. It's an ongoing battle. I
hang them around the house to dry. They add a nice fragrance to
the air. I put some in a dish and it almost always improves the
The pumpkin vine is quite a bit
bigger than it was when I got it. I'm looking forward to it taking
over the area between the artichokes and the tomatoes. That's
where the fava beans were before. Those were my first success.
They gave me many meals worth of beans.
The strawberries continue to give me
another berry every now and then. Supposedly there are tricks I
can use to significantly turn up production, but I've not learned
The grape vine is doing awesome!
I hope those grapes taste good...
The Ethiopian guy turned me on to a
big handful of collard green seedlings. I planted them and have
been watching them grow. The leaves are delicious, and they
probably take cooking well to. I'm told that once they get going
you can pick some leaves every day for years from the same plants.
Sounds like an ideal crop. I'm looking forward to getting lots of
food out of that row of plants.
I planted beans in those pots so I
could put the successful ones near the successful corn plants. The
other reason I did it this way is I forgot exactly where I planted
the corns, so I figure if I wait for them to come out I'll put the
beans in the right place for sure.
The first round of garlic I planted
didn't work out. I'm not sure why. This time I put it in amended
soil in a place that's easy to water. Maybe this time it'll
This time I gotta remember to
harvest the lettuce while it's sweet. Last time it turned bitter
That Emerald is the first Okra plant
I've tried to grow. I remember hearing in DC that okra is a
prolific plant, so we'll see. I know for sure that adding okra to
soup is a great way to thicken it, so that's what I'm expecting to
do with a lot of that crop!
I only got a few artichokes from the
bush, but they were delicious. The master gardener lady thinks if
I just fertilize it and chop out the dead stalks and stuff it will
do better next time.
The next plot over is more or less
abandoned. The main thing that's doing well there is the
artichoke, except for the fact that nobody harvested the fruit.
Those have turned into flowers.
I watched that bee fondling the
thistles for a while. I'd say it's happier than a pig in shit.