Sunday, September 5, 2010

Seasons Are Changing & So Is My Garden!

A few weeks ago I told you to look for a post about my new Fall Garden soon...and I'm very pleased to tell you that THIS is the post! :)  I am so so soooo excited for the new garden and can't wait for all the new goodies.

Along with the new Fall crops, I still have the following growing, which were started in Spring:

MONSTER Tomato Plant

Strawberry Plant

A new red strawberry!!!

Jalapeno Plant
Sadly, I think the jalapeno plant is almost done... :(


Getting close to harvest time.

Sweet Basil
Transplanted to it's own pot because it's so huge!

Garlic Chives

Flat Leaf Parsley

Upright Rosemary 

And of course Mint! 

I thought the tomato and strawberry plants were done for the season, but to my surprise they both stated to flower again! I'm enjoying seeing the tiny little tomatoes and berries come up for a second time this year.

Enough about the old favorites and on to bragging about my new additions...

While my parents were visiting, we made a trip to Sperling Nursery to get some plants and seeds for the Fall Garden.  I'd waited a couple weeks to plant the garden so my parents could be involved.  My mom said it made her want to go home and plant a garden of her own! :)

Trying Cilantro again!


These will be Beets

I spotted the first beet sprout from all the seeds I planted.
I was in complete shock because it sprouted in 4 days!!!

A bucket of Carrots that will hopefully sprout soon too.

Hanging Basket with Snap Peas waiting to grow.

And the last new addition isn't a food bearing plant, but it's so cool I had to share it.  I love succulents. They were the first things I began growing because they're near impossible to mess up.  :)

When I saw the succulent above, called String of Pearls, I just had to have it.  I don't know if I love the name thought.  I know, it does look like many strings of pearls, but the individual little round suckers look almost exactly like peas! String of Peas maybe??? Anyway - who cares what it's called because it's such a cool plant! 

1 comment:

  1. Strawberries!! YUM! I love the string peas too, very cute.