Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Messy Garden

Due to a dearth of knitting pictures*, today I am presenting pictures of my very messy garden. Feel free to laugh.

Messy Garden

To the far right you can see the beginnings of this year's attempt to support our 50 (or more) tomato plants. I have high hopes for this apparatus -- it's a trellis with twine. The idea comes from The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward Smith. It all depends on how lazy Len ends up being.

Garden or Lawn?

Is this a garden, or lawn? My goal is to get this weeded by this weekend. I have lofty goals.

Purple Beans

Despite all of the weeds, the purple beans are growing very nicely.

Green Beans

The green beans are not.
The edamame look even worse. But the rabbits are well fed. My goal for this weekend is to line our current fence with chicken wire. (Hahahahaha!!) It all depends on how lazy I am!

Caged Brussels Sprouts

Maybe if I get the fence lined, I can set the brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage free.

*It isn't that I'm not knitting at all. I'm concentrating on Daffodil and one picture of a white blob looks quite a lot like the next. I'm still trying for mid-July. It seems, not that I am at the edging, the number of stitches is no longer increasing. Thank god.


Valerie said...

Ah, Michigan gardening is not for the faint of heart!

I don't do vegetables, but my flowers are not "taking off" like I think they should. I love the cool nights we've had....but apparently the plants do not. Or maybe it's the dry spells? Nah... I think it's just Michigan....sigh

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Valerie said...

PS: If you have any reading time, pick up Barbara Kinsolver's new book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. You will be inspired.