If a garden grows unblogged . . .

Was chatting with Desmama last weekend (because I get to do that, neener) and she asked if I planted a garden. She said she didn't know since I hadn't blogged about it. SO. Fixing that now!

I did plant a garden, and it's actually growing! Maybe there is something to that whole "not gardening while pregnant" thing. (Sorry, pioneers. I realize you didn't actually have a choice--with regards to gardening or pregnancy.) I'm determined that this year my little spot is not going to be the neglected, overgrown, probably-concealing-plumbing-equipment-somewhere-in-there plot.

But yes, check it out!

spaghetti squash, beets, buttercrunch lettuce, rainbow carrots, and tomatoes
The spaghetti squash is trying to take over the world, Pinky & the Brain-style. And this year I'm actually getting beets bigger than an acorn! The people at Anderson's Seed & Garden told me to work bone meal into the soil at planting time, and I've actually been thinning them like you're supposed to. I'm experimenting with replanting the thinned beets over by the green beans and some of them actually seem like they might recover.

peppers & petunias
I was gifted a big flat of little petunia seedlings and read that they are good for gardens. So I've thrown some in and if nothing else they are pretty. 

more carrots, green beans, sugar snap peas

pickling cucumber & dill
 Check it out! The dill came up this year! I shall be a pickling goddess!

butternut squash, zucchini, yellow squash

baby pumpkins, sugar pie pumpkins, corn

cantaloupe, trying to not get smothered
I'm going to be scientific and keep a tally this year of how many zucchini I get from my two plants. I'm up to 7, starting last week. Need to start making friends with my Zucchini board on Pinterest. I was out weeding a few days ago when my neighbor (GH's great aunt) called out to see if I had any zucchini yet.

Me, while standing up: "Yep, just got 4 yesterday!"

Great-aunt: "Oh, that's too bad."

I turned around to see that she had her arms full of them. To be helpful, I took two and made Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread. Because I'm a giver. I baked it in my mother-in-law's oven so I wouldn't have to heat my kitchen up. This has actually helped me to eat better: "There's a Ghirardelli brownie mix right here, but . . . I'd have to turn the oven on. Ugh, never mind, I'll just eat this carrot."


Feisty Harriet said... [reply]

I have major garden envy!! My two pots, one of tomatoes one of green peppers, just can't compete with this kind of lusciousness!!

Also, this: "There's a Ghirardelli brownie mix right here, but . . . I'd have to turn the oven on. Ugh, never mind, I'll just eat this carrot."



Nemesis said... [reply]

Feisty Harriet, I'm very sorry that you are eating carrots too instead of brownies. But hey, we will have great vision together!

Marcismullings said... [reply]

Pretty sure I have the world's best chicken noodle soup recipe, and it involves Dill my friend. Fresh. Dill.

If you want it, let me know.

Your garden is uh-may-zeeng. Yup. That.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Marcismullings, I DO want your recipe!

mj said... [reply]

I am impressed. I just started a garden this year and I totally have the acorn-sized beets. And so far NO zucchini or squash. Lots of flowers, but nuthin' else. I do have one beautiful sunflower, though,and more are threatening to open any day. And some okay-looking tomatoes. And yes, I'm pregnant. So thanks for something else to blame my meh garden on.

After this, no more kids so I can grow vegetables instead.

Liz Johnson said... [reply]

I LOVE THIS POST. I also have zucchini coming in like crazy. And some beets... hopefully. They're still not that big. Maybe I should try thinning, too. Haha. :)

Nemesis said... [reply]


MJ, congratulations!!! I did not even know that. So yes. All gardening bets are off when gestation is involved.

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