Garden Journal (vol. 6)

by Josée
The garden is growing and that is a good thing. Some plants are growing better than others. The potatoes and tomatoes and doing wonderfully. My pepper plants and getting a little yellow which means they might be getting too much water. I replanted my peas and beans and they are all sprouting. I finally worked up the courage to thin the beets and Swiss chard. It was painful to pull out those beautiful baby plants but I will be putting them towards good use in the next couples days by making some delicious Swiss Chard Tzatziki and Balsamic Baby Beet Greens & Goat Cheese Crostini.

On another note, I’ve noticed a crowd of these little critters running around one of my raised beds tonight. I think they are clover mites. From what I’ve read they seem harmless enough, and I haven’t noticed any plant damage in the surrounding area. I’ll keep a close eye on them. I have noticed that something has been making holes in my basil and couple pepper plants. I’m not sure what it is.

Gardening is about attentiveness and awareness of the needs of the plants. Each plant is unique and susceptible to different things. I am learning so much and I know that this is only the beginning.

Linking to Barn Hop.

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Kim Corrigan-Oliver June 12, 2013 - 11:10 am

Oh my so much goodness, it all looks so lovely. Thinning is hard for me too.

cruberg June 13, 2013 - 6:02 pm

It looks wonderful! It is so exciting to watch the garden grow – I'm out there almost every day inspecting my own 🙂 I'm glad you told me about carrots flowering the next year. I have some carrots that I never pulled out and there is a bud! I think if you had not told me I just would have pulled them out. Excited to see what it looks like! Can't wait for more pictures 🙂


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