This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Veggie Garden..........................

I tried a veggie garden last year with moderate success. I didn't expect anything and was moderately surprises. I did learn a few things. I learned cucumbers can climb trees, so this year I planted some seeds in a more convenient spot and not one came up.
Anyway, this year I expanded the plot somewhat and laid down some Dairy Doo..........that helped. The rest of that part of the garden is shaded so that is still a Hosta garden. I put a lot of the plants in pots so that I could move them later. These are my Spring onions, taste awesome, just snip off the greens for now.
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At first they were all together so they caught the most sun. Now the trees have foliated, the area is more shaded so I have moved the tomatoes and peppers to another spot. I will continue to move as needed and will be buying some more dairy doo to help them along. It is another experiment this year. Some year I will be better at using the space I have.
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This is the top corner of the drive. An unused space and so it is now a spot for my veggies. I have since moved the pine to our deck. I got that one out of the front garden as it had sown itself, I didn't want to kill it off and so its in a tub. It will be a Christmas tree this Winter.
In it's place now are some tomato and peppers. I want to see who does best this year, those in ground or pots.

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Chives, I plant Chives as much for the flowers and have them in several spots in the flower garden
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Variegated Lemon Thyme
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Mexican Tarragon (I think)
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Parsley and mint
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Several kinds of Peppers, including Mild Jalapeno
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I have peas, and beans, except the beans got eaten by Chippy and so only two sprouted.
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Sage came back from last year.
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Then we have a couple of lazy cats hanging out. Bessie is napping on the front porch.
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Boots likes the shade on the deck and takes advantage of the pond.
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I have not shown the tomatoes but you can see them in the garden shot...........sigh, I am really hoping they do well this year. I have to figure out what the "suckers" are and clip those so that they don't spread over the whole garden this year.

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow Janice!! WOW!! You are doing amazing!! Everything looks great! You have so much and it all looks really healthy! You're doing amazing with your garden this year! Give your fur babies a hug from me!