Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, July 1, 2013

From the Vegetable Garden

I spent an hour in the vegetable garden before the rain drove me inside.  We have had more than enough rain of late. Plants are growing very well and some of them needed some taming and direction as to which way to go.  I also gave most of the tomatoes a good pruning of the lower leaves and suckers.  I hope this will produce bigger fruits for me this year.

Here's the basket of vegetables I brought in from the garden today.



The basket contained one patio and one olive tomato.


These 6 carrots.


4 sweet banana peppers.


Some side shoots of broccoli.


A handful of green ice lettuce.


Last week I got this patio tomato.


The blueberries are ripening on one bush.  The other ones are not doing well at all.


Check out other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

12 comments:

nutmeg gardener said...

Great harvest! I envy you the tomatoes, I have a few little green ones, but my plants are playing catch-up this year.

Michelle said...

Nice variety coming from the garden. I envy you those tomatoes already!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marcia, Your veggies almost made my mouth water.. They look so GOOD... We went to the local Farmer's Market here a couple of times --but they didn't have much yet... Hope we can find some fresh farm veggies soon.

Glad your critters aren't eating your veggies and fruits.

Hugs,
Betsy

Phuong said...

Your basketful of vegetables is lovely! Do you like the sweet banana peppers? I'm growing them for the first time but they don't look ready yet.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Lovely to see what you are now harvesting but i am on a fast for a blood sample this morning and you have made me hungry!!!!! Margaret

Robin said...

It looks like your garden is producing a nice variety right now! My carrot planting was almost a complete failure this year. Yours look great!

Marcia said...

I can't say the tomatoes have tasted particularly good. They are so tiny.

Marcia said...

I'm hoping the pruning and tomatotone I put down will increase the yield.

Marcia said...

Thankfully the fence keeps the critters out though I saw some nibbling of squash vines that dared to go outside the fence. There's so much else the groundhog can eat around that it hasn't dug under the fence.

Marcia said...

I do like the banana peppers. I put two in stir fry last night with the broccoli I harvested and thinly sliced beef that I marinated. It was all good.

Marcia said...

Thanks for stopping by Margaret on your way out the door.

Marcia said...

I planted many more carrots but most did not germinate. There are a handful more out there and that's it for the carrot season.

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