Over All the Garden
note the happy garden cat.

We stopped by the Farmer’s market this evening and it was packed full–but almost no produce. Several hot-house tomatoes, but there were plants EVERYWHERE! We should have known, as this is the story ’round our place. There’s lots of new excitement though, from potatoes to pears to pollinator attracting wildflowers.

my favorite little walkway. lemon balm and mint flourish on the left.

Between the greenhouse and our efforts to really make the most of the small space we’ve got, our urban oasis is becoming more abundant! Here is a virtual tour (via simple photos, no video this time). Drew took them all, I just brightened them and cropped. I love the close-ups.

And as usual, we’d love for you to comment your progress, or link to it on your own blog!

 Nasturtium (edible) Bee’s Friend–for the bees.

tomatoes are coming!
our boomin’ ‘gutters’
the peas
broccoli and our potato patch. off the left behind the chicken tractor is a new bed of sweet potatoes–we’ve never grown those before. Any pointers?
after 5 years of trying, maybe we’ll actually get some blueberries this year!
and though it seems odd, our Meyer lemon trees are FULL of blooms. We’ve had these for 3 years and never seen blooms, so, though it seems off season we’re hopeful! Homemade Lemon Curd recipes?


  • sarah in the woods Posted May 16, 2011 12:36 am

    I'm linking up for the first time with a couple garden posts. Yours looks great! I see your broccoli is already coming on. Ours have lots of big leaves but no head yet.

  • school house oils Posted May 16, 2011 3:24 am

    oh it tastes SO much better straight from the garden! i suppose everything does, but what a treat! thanks for the linking–off to check it out!

  • Heather Posted May 17, 2011 4:37 pm

    Oh I LOVE this post. Our garden has been an 8 year project in the works, and I fear it might take that same amount of time to feel that it is complete. I would love to join you once the crop gets going this year, and I hope that you keep this going throughout the season.

  • xxgremlinxx Posted May 18, 2011 1:58 pm

    heather–i don't know if a garden is ever complete! we think of new things to add/change every year, part of the fun is seeing how it morphs. thanks for the encouragement!

  • geetabean Posted May 19, 2011 6:52 pm

    The pictures from my link are a couple weeks old, so we do have some new stuff going on…..I'll update my blog eventually!

    As far as sweet potatoes, we did very well with them last year. Super easy to grow. We did find that we needed to trim the vines otherwise they grew everywhere. You can basically cut the vines back to 6-12 inches or so and the plant will keep growing just fine.

    Oh, and the sweet potato leaves are edible. Kind of similar to spinach….or chard, but stronger in flavor.

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