June 18, 2013

a garden tour

I seem to be short on words and way behind on posting....so enjoy the visual tour of whats growing and being harvested.

 may 22 :: harvesting broccoli leaves
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may 20 ::  sunflowers & beans are just wee little plants, planted from seed

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may 29:: sunflowers up close & growing

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 may 31 ::  sunflowers & beans are growing along fence 

                         may 31                         june 4:: should have picked it at this stage

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may 29 :: {black from tula }tomato plant is growing!
The Black from Tula is a Russian heirloom from the region in Tula. Its suppose to be the largest of the Black tomatoes (really, really dark red). My first time growing this heirloom variety

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pea plant is growing nicely...planted from seed

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carrot bed....planted from seed
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my beet washer

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 kale, onions and shallots...planted onion bulbs

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planted beets from seed

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 i need a farm house sink + a bigger refrigerator

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 may 16   planting more

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may 16 :: stevie in the background watering squash, zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes (i.e. His Garden)

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we have been fortunate to have so much rain, but.....its causing the weeds to grow too

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 corn....planted from seed (kernels)

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june 6 :: look how quickly the corn grows & the weeds too...quite embarrassing

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tomato plants:: black cherry , qmish paste & black from tula

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 black cherry tomato plant

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 pea & cucumber trellis, morning glories, sunflowers, zinnas and marigolds      (all planted from seed)

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 marigold interplanted with tomatoes as well as cucmbers

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75 stalks of corn

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 pole beans

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 squash amongst pigweeds

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 this section has really grown

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some sunflowers are over 6 feet tall

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 black cherry tomatoes are multiplying

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 borage. this is my first time planting this flower/herb. i read that it is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes. it helps to ward off the horn worm. it brings in beneficial pollinators to the plant in hopes the pollinators will also visit the tomatoes. This was planted from seed.

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 amish paste

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 black from tula

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 zinna getting ready to bloom

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 huge sunflower with a marigold wrapped around it

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 finally getting some peas

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 cucumber with baby cucumbers

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 this little tomato plant in the foreground was one of the ones i started from seed in the milk-jug greenhouse

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Cherokee purple tomato plant


another view

sunflowers are huge!

Hope y'all enjoyed the tour.....i will also post this week about the vegetables we've harvested and a little something about bugs


  1. I am so impressed! You make it look fun and do-able. Can't wait to see what a Black from Tula tomato looks like!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Katie! I'll keep you posted :)


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