Garden June 18 2015 Pinterest

Since it’s been a couple weeks since I planted the vegetables in the garden, I thought I’d share an update. Since there’s so many pretty flowers blooming as well right now I wanted to add those too. Everyone likes looking at pretty things, right?

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Just about all the seeds that I’ve planted have germinated. There’s a few rows that still have to come up, but for the most part I’m pretty happy with the germination rate this year. I can’t wait until the garden is green and leafy!

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I need to thin the greens, but they’re looking really good so far. I planted four difference kinds of lettuce this year – 2 kinds of romaine, a mix, and arugula.

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My first zucchini! While it’s still pretty tiny, I’m really excited to see it. I don’t think I managed to grow any zucchinis last year, so I’m really looking forward to this year’s crop. They always end up being really big and so much better than the ones you buy at the grocery store.

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The beans are growing like crazy. I’m pretty sure they’ve all germinated by now (most of the seeds I planted did). I still have to put up the netting, which will have to happen in the next couple days, considering how fast these are growing.

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The peas also game up great, although they’re not growing quite as fast as the beans. After tomatoes, I think peas are my favorite thing to eat straight from the garden. They’re always so sweet and crisp. I can’t wait for my first handful of peas this summer.

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The tomatoes that I started from seed inside are all looking great. There are blooms on almost all the plants right now so that means flowers will be coming soon, and after the flowers, tomatoes! I planted a mix of cherry tomatoes and full sized ones this year.

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This year I planted Swiss chard. It’s been 3 or 4 years since I’ve last grown it, but I thought I’ve give it another try. They get pretty big, so I know I’ll have to thin them down more than I already have. The seeds I planted are for rainbow Swiss chard, which are really pretty. They’ll add some great color to the garden.

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I’m trying to grow watermelon for the first time this year. I’ve come to the conclusion that I should have started them inside over the spring with the tomatoes and zucchinis. The first frost usually hits some time in September, so there’s no way these seedlings are going to grow fast enough to produce a watermelon. There’s always next year tough, right?

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Now that I’m done recapping the veggies, it’s on the flowers. We have a couple different peonies in our yard. This is the dark pink one.

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This is the other variety of peony, with purple geraniums in the background.

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These wild blue flax are native to Calgary. I think they’re so pretty with the blue petals and yellow centers.

Now that you know what’s in my garden, leave me a comment with something that’s growing in yours. 

Garden Update

4 thoughts on “Garden Update

  • June 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I can’t believe that you have zucchini already! And lettuce too- we’ve been having trouble with ours. We had our first strawberry yesterday and our beets and swiss chard are doing great.

    • June 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

      I’ve never tried to grow beets, I should look into it for next year. I have terrible luck with strawberries, but I bet they’d be amazing freshly picked.

  • June 19, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Looks awesome! I definitely don’t have a green thumb, so I’ll have to live vicariously through you. :P

    • June 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      You’d be surprised at how many plants I manage to kill too. I just don’t talk about them.

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