Monday, August 2, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We're trying to start an organic garden this year. Hubby is building a wooden container for square foot gardening. We planted some basil, tomato, lettuce seeds a few months ago that are ready for their new home.



We also bought a small cherry tomato plant and a regular tomato plant at the local nursery a few months ago that are now growing really well. The tomato plant has one red tomato already:

The cherry tomato plant is growing out of control! We've enjoyed picking a batch every weekend. So sweet and delicious!

We added some to an avocado pesto pasta using Chef Chloe's recipe with a side of vegan nuggets.
We thought growing fruits would be fun as well!

This is a dwarf orange tree, still in its container, that has flowered a lot. It's starting to be draped by the cherry tomato.

This dwarf apple tree handled the transplant from container into ground pretty well. We'll have to wait until next season to see how well it fruits.

The Bing cherry tree on the other hand is struggling. The leaves have yellowed and wilted. We're not sure if it's not getting enough sun, getting too much water, or not enough water. Let's see how it fares over the next few weeks. Keeping our fingers crossed and sending loving thoughts its way.

What's growing in your neighborhood?

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