Jul 17, 2010

Reaping the Rewards

I planted a garden this year.

For the first time.


What a chore!

I'm not a gardener. Never have been. I really don't enjoy weeding and watering and all that jazz, but I must say, when those little leaves and shoots started poking out of the soil a little something hidden deep inside of me broke free and I was pleased with it!

I've only harvested lettuce so far but I've got loads of tomatos, squash, peppers, peas, carrots, onions, cucumbers, raspberries and strawberries up and coming.

Here are some of the varieties of lettuce coming up...


I planted way too much lettuce so if you live in the area and would like some let me know... seriously!

One quick question for all you gardening pros out there...

I am growing purple onions. The green shoot part (is there a name for that?) is really tall but I just noticed today that it's starting to flower on top. The problem is that the onions themselves are still tiny. What to I do?!? Do I let the tops flower and die and hope the bottoms will grow bigger or did I get a variety that doesn't get big? HELP!


Anna said...

Can't help you with the onion question. I don't know much about growing myself. But your lettuces look divine! Congratulations on catching the bug. It's amazing how something that is inanimate and not furry inspires such protective feelings. I will yell at anything getting into the wrong part of the garden! Good luck with the rest of your growing season!

Trish said...

I had this happen last year... but I dont remember much about the onion because the flower was so PRETTY have your camera ready it makes a great photo!


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