Monday, April 27, 2009

Garden Update

I am so excited about my garden this year! We have had our veggies planted for about a month now. Our tomatoes and peppers are coming along very nicely. I mentioned my squash problems here. I am not sure if they are going to recover. It looks as though they may be trying to peak out from the soil...I will keep you posted on that!

My herbs are growing well, too. I have some sweet basil planted in the big box with the veggies. It has been in the ground for about 2 weeks. My basil tends to grow huge and I use a lot of it in my summer cooking. I plant a lot of sweet basil! We love our pesto around here! Here is a picture of my basil after 2 weeks.

I also have parsley, cilantro, rosemary and dill growing in a small garden box on my front porch. It is doing pretty well and I am looking forward to using it in a lot of yummy recipes very soon!

I am very excited about my latest seeds I received in the mail last week. I just planted them in containers. Soon I will have my own tea garden to enjoy! YAY! I have stevia, chamomile, chocolate mint, lavendar and cinnamon basil! Here is a picture of my baby cinnamon basil popping through the soil. How exciting!

This is a picture of my newest plant. My mother-in-law graciously gave me a pineapple plant this weekend! I don't know much about growing them yet, but I plan on researching it today. I just love the way it looks on my porch-so tropical! And, I love a fresh cut pineapple!

I also wanted to show you my chinese honey trees. If you have never had a chinese honey, you haven't lived yet! Chinese honeys are a citrus fruit. You can learn all about them here. They happen to be one of my all-time favorite foods. You can only get them during December and January. A few years ago, I planted some seeds from the fruit. They are in their 3rd year of growth. We wont see any fruit on them for about 4 more years. Until then, I will be keeping the growers in business! We tend to go through several bags of them each season. Here is how they look now.

This is one of my 3 hibiscus plants. I love hibiscus!

So, that is how my garden is growing! I will update again in a couple of weeks and hopefully everything will be a lot bigger by then! Until then, Happy Gardening!


Sarah said...

Ok I am inspired! I really must at least container garden this year.

kelly said...

I love your garden. It has really made me want to start one myself. Pray i will find the time and energy to start one. I know the kids will love it.

The Sellers said...

Looking good :) And I must say Im a little jealous as barren as things are here for the moment. God has definitely given you a gift! And your front porch is looking very welcoming... so welcoming in fact that I might just show up :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful garden!!

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Anonymous said...

I am SOOO jealous! Just found you through heavenly homemaker and noticed you have green tomatoes already! I'm still waiting to even plant my garden. Bummer about having winter! :)