How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mine is growing faster than my ability to write about it, clearly. So here’s a look my attempts thus far at being an urban farm girl with just a small second-floor porch at my disposal.

I did all my planting the second weekend of May and snapped a picture so I could write a post describing my starting point. I never did write it, but here’s the photo, anyway:

My garden, May 13th.

I’m growing more flowers than usual this year and have several boxes of mixed impatiens as well as a hanging basket of petunias. As always, I’ve planted a ton of herbs, since they grow well in pots. This year’s selections include four varieties of basil, lemongrass, mint, oregano, and thyme. Here’s a photo from last week of the progress of the flowers and herbs in the first picture:

My garden, June 17th.

Because of the limited space, I never get to plant as many vegetables as I’ d like, but I do have some peppers (cayenne) and tomatoes (grape and Roma) that seem to be doing well. I’ve always had bad luck with tomatoes, but for once they seem to be thriving. Which I have now just jinxed, of course. Here’s a picture of those, too, since I know you’re dying to see one:

Tomato plants, June 17th

There hasn’t been much to harvest to date, but I have pulled of some mint for a few mighty-fine tasting mojitos. I’ll try to remember to post more as I start eating the things I am growing.

3 thoughts on “How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. Mom June 28, 2007 / 12:15 pm

    Looks like everything is thriving & that’s a real challenge with first dry conditions and then damaging thunderstorms. I’m glad you inherited the green thumb! 🙂 I’ll send you a picture of my deck garden — it, too, is lush this year. HUGS, Mom

  2. Shannon June 28, 2007 / 12:30 pm

    Mmmm….tomatoes! I can’t grow any with Wild Kingdom as my backyard. Something ate my last efforts and left a half eaten tomato at my backdoor to taunt me.

    Someday I’ll get some initiative and cover my tomato plants with barbed wire or something.

  3. Eileen June 28, 2007 / 5:21 pm

    I have a plant garden with some herbs on the side and its doing great, dedspite my best efforts 😉

    When we moved last summer we brought 6 plants from DC to Houston — I think three survived the transition and MANY replacements (and some replacements to the replacements).

    Pretty much everything here does better outside in the sun and the humidity but requires watering at least once a day — which is a challenge.

    I’ll try to take some pictures and post-em, but that may be a challenge!

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