I know I’ve mentioned my garden quite a few times on the blog, so I thought I’d finally show it to you!

Garden August 14 2012 (1)

As you can tell, it’s jam packed. The big leaves are the zucchini plants. They’re planted in the very back, but they like to have lots of room, so they’ve spread out quite a bit. I honestly didn’t think they’d get that big. I guess I’ll know for next year.

The tomatoes are next to the zucchini plants. There’s lots of flowers on those guys, and some green tomatoes are beginning to grow. When I bought the seeds a couple years ago I thought they were going to be planted in containers, so the guy selling them suggested cherry tomatoes. It shouldn’t take too long for them to ripen – I think I’ll be eating them in less than a month.

There’s also three or four cucumber plants in there, but they’re not doing so well. A couple weeks after I planted them we had a few hail storms and they got beat up pretty bad. Only one of them died, but the rest of them are just now starting to flower. I really don’t think they’ll have enough time to grow.

Garden August 14 2012 (2)

We have tonnes of lettuce this year. My dad went a little crazy planting it. I think we have enough for half our neighbourhood. I guess that’ll mean we’ll have more room for other veggies next year.

There’s also some basil and rosemary in there, that I forgot to take pictures of. Those are the only two plants that we bought. The rest of the garden is planted from seeds. If you’re curious about where I got the seeds from, this is the guy I got my tomato seeds from (Casey’s Heirloom Tomatoes), and this is where I got the rest of my seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds).

Have you planted a garden this summer? What do you have growing in it?

Garden 2012

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