So what in the world am I talking about when I say 6 weeks? The crazy explosion that is our veggie garden of course! I can't even explain how amazing it has been to watch it grow...and grow...and grow. so I will share some pictures instead. As you may recall this is what the garden looked like on Day 1.
I was beyond ecstatic as things began to grow and the seeds we planted starting popping up. We even managed to get some of the tiniest tomatoes I had ever seen on one of our tomato plants. We didn't just have plants with flowers, they were actually growing edible parts!
Our first bunch of tomatoes
|March 3 |
The cucumbers begin to climb
The same tomatoes less than 2 weeks later
The first green pepper emerges
Our new addition
Red Leaf Lettuce before I harvested some of the leaves
The first harvest
Kale, Iceburg, Chard and Red Leaf Lettuce
(Brussels Sprout leaves were for show and tidying up the garden)
Two days later I was out checking on the garden like every day and everything was out saying hello, it was wonderful!
My little green pepper bud is growing up
A cayenne pepper is popping out to say hello
Tomatoes are starting to show up on our other 2 plants
Neat and tidy after the Green Massacre but still thriving
Remember my one tiny Cayenne Pepper?
It grew friends, this is 9 days after the first pic
I was super excited to go out one day and find these little cuties
Our first Wax Beans
5 days later here is what the Wax Beans look like now
Huge and changing color!
In less than a month this pepper and all it's buddies
have never stopped growing, it'll be changing color soon too!
That is one huge Swiss Chard leaf
I almost don't want to cut it
We start noticing cucumbers, very exciting!
It's butt end start turning dark green and getting big
Only 2 days since last pic, look how much bigger!
Mom and I both exclaimed Holy Crap! when we saw how big it had gotten
This next set of pictures really has me excited. I know, how much crazier can I get?! Remember my first bunch of tomatoes? Well I go out one morning and one of them looks funny then I realize...it is changing color!
see it looks all funky and brown I thought it was dying
2 days later, it looks so pretty and I don't even like tomatoes
I picked the first one (no pictures yet) but all of it's friends are coming right along
Isn't it beautiful, all the different shades
Stage 2, day 1
Just added onto the front
Don't the new plants look so silly?
As you can see off to the left we already have stage 3 laid out, time to dig!
Stage 3 will consist of...Spaghetti Squash, Eggplant and Sweet Potatoes.
We know that some of our stuff isn't in the best spot whether it needs more or less sunlight or whether is needs more or less room then we anticipated or any other slew of reasons. But, everything seems to be thriving either way and it's been fun so far. I would dig up most of moms yard if I didn't think that she would disown me after I did.
Hopefully the garden won't over take me again as it did the past few weeks, every time I took a picture with intentions to post the very next day something else would have doubled in size over night and next thing you know I'm writing a blog post the size of a small book. Thanks for reading and I hope this motivates someone to get out there and plant a garden of your own if you haven't already. It's so rewarding!