Veggie Update

I was a bit surprised to see how well the tomatoes were doing today. They had a slow and rough start, but they seemed to have recovered and are now vigorously growing.

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I have mentioned the volunteer lettuce before. It would now seem that we have other varieties: black seeded simpson and some leaf lettuce that I planted last year.

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The peas are also doing really well. I remember how sweet they were and how fast they grew last year. They tied with the volunteer squash for fastest to production in the Annual Homestead Awards.
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Joe’s cabbage and herb garden is outshining the cabbage in my kitchen garden. Yesterday I discovered that something was eating my cabbage. I have a suspicion that that something is a rabbit or two.

I exclaimed, “Someone is eating my cabbage!”

To which Joe replied, “It was Charlie.” Maybe he knows something I don’t?

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You can just barely see the cucumber sprouts in the bottom of this photo.
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I mentioned in a previous post that we had lamb’s quarters growing in spades. Well, here is a big mess of it on the North side of the tuber mound.
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And a slightly smaller bunch in one of the woody beds.
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These are the herbs, lettuce and spinach I plan to keep in pots so I can move and use them more easily. We’ve got stevia, hibiscus, basil, lettuce/spinach and basil–all started from seed.
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Here’s a volunteer some-kind-of-squash growing in one of our woody beds. Now we have volunteers in all three!
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I found another eager volunteer this afternoon…dill. I planted some again this year but am happy to see it sprouting up among the lamb’s quarters as well.
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And this beautiful little sprout is one of the acorn squash seeds I planted a little over a week ago.
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Lovely veggies grow
Faster, do not go too slow
I want to eat you

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