Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kitchen Garden

I've never been much of a gardener... but I have been expanding and working on an herb and vegetable garden ever since we bought our home 5 years ago. I planted the oregano and rosemary plants then... and every year I try to make it bigger and better. This year I have a bunch of banana pepper plants, a mystery squash (born of the compost and left to do what it will) and a HUGE tomato plant. As far as herbs go I have the original oregano and rosemary... along with basil, lavendar, mint, lemon balm, lemon thyme, Texas tarrigon, sage... and some herb from Thai cooking that I forget the name of... The garden needs weeding and it is certainly not perfect... but the kids love it and I do too...
Here are a couple of views of the original herb garden... it is a bit disorganized and many of the herbs are in pots due to the fact that my dogs love to dig and lay in the garden... Next year I hope to find a way to fence it and keep the dogs out.

Here is my monster tomato plant in all it's glory. It takes 3 tomato cages to hold it up. I bought the seedling at the San Marcos farmers market and I can't wait to start harvesting tomatoes from that monster.

I have 6 banana pepper plants that are all full of peppers that will be ready to pick soon... gonna pick a peck and pickle them peppers...

Here is my mystery squash... I don't know if I'll ever know exactly what it is the way the bugs go after it. I have such a hard time with squash plants.

And last but not least here are my mint and lemon balm plants... They weathered the winter and looked like hell at the beginning of spring... but man-o-man have they come back!




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