Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party

Wow - it's been quite a while since I had my act together for a garden update!  The daffodils and tulips have come and gone.  The magnolia was glorious in full bloom and for the first time in about three years it didn't get frosted!  I've been picking rhubarb and asparagus by the fist full.  Or the armload - depending on who's carrying it in!

My "early garden bed" is doing well.  I picked the first of my spinach this week.  The green beans are all on their second and third sets of leaves.  I planted tomato and pepper plants about three weeks ago and they are both doing very well.  I also planted basil and cilantro seeds that haven't surfaced yet - or they've surfaced but they're among so many small weeds that I can't distinguish between my herbs and weeds yet.

I planted the rest of my garden this weekend: acorn and butternut squash, zucchini, carrots, more green beans, more spinach, and pumpkins.  I also have broccoli from plants going out there.  I've had bad luck the last couple years with broccoli, so I only planted six.  I also plan on getting another dozen tomato plants today to go out in the garden.  With temperatures forecasted in the 90s this week - they should be pretty happy!

So, my garden is off to a good start.  How does your garden grow?

:: Linked up at An Oregon Cottage's Tuesday Garden Party


  1. I'm in awe of your rhubarb harvest. Maybe my babies will produce that much someday--until then, I can dream!

  2. great picture, what a sweet helper.