The Garden Has Exploded

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I spent about 6 days in the city looking about as excited as Elaine with her rubber pencil, daydreaming about the garden. I couldn’t wait to get back home! We got a few solid days of rain, and boy did it make the plants happy. I came home to find the garden looking like this:

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^ Soy beans

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^ Strawberries already!

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^ Flowering wisteria

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^ The enclosure and the levels are filling up

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^ Peas!

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^ Cucumber, zucchini and squash starters that need to go into the ground soon

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^ The basil has been transferred to a pot to keep them from drying out, and those tomato plants were just seedlings only a few weeks ago!

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^ Butter lettuce waiting eagerly for it’s shady planter in the garden, and some other wee starters

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^ My chai tea obsession provides homes for our chilli pepper seedlings

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^ The sun room looks like this now, we need more shelves!

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The planters under the lower level windows are slowly growing some flowers

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^ Lemon boy tomatoes

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^ Kale and broccoli

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^ Lemon balm seedlings are growing

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^ THE POTATOES. I swear these grew overnight

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^ Black currant with calendula

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^ Thyme and sage. The sage had a white fungus on it a few days ago, so I picked off the affected leaves and covered them with a glass frame to keep the rain off for a bit. It seems to have solved the problem.

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^ Cilantro

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^ WE WILL HAVE MINT FOREVER Part 1

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^ WE WILL HAVE MINT FOREVER Part 2

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^ Rosemary

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^ Oregano, catnip, raspberries and rhubarb (the rhubarb will likely take over this planter and we will have to move the smaller plants)

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^ More strawberries

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^ Cabbage

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^ Those chamomile seedlings we thought we had killed in the too-hot sun room are coming back

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^ More cilantro

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^ Raspberries

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^ Fennel

PHEW. It’s going to be a crazy season!

One comment

  1. Mmmmm, are you planning anything special for the berries? Some nice homemade jam or a pie? Or just stuffing them in your face because they’re too good? Haha, I love homegrown fruit!

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