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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Food Garden Continues to Flourish

My food garden continues to flourish and is a real learning adventure.

With the warmer weather I have added
organic sugarcane mulch to the earth.

Here we see lettuce, dandelion, parsley and marigold.

curly kale, bok choy, lemon basil and more marigolds.

self sown tomatoes growing up frangipane trees.

more self sown tomatoes, self sown lettuce, new broccoli, and sweet potatoes growing from the vegetable scraps I dig into the soil to add richness, a `Lazy Housewife's Bean' beginning its climb and blueberries blossoms in the back corner. Only one blueberry so far. My nine year old gardening comrade from down the road and I gave the blueberry plant a special drink of seaweed today in the hope of more fruit.

Frangipane trees along the fence will give summer shade.

They are a beautiful sweet dark pink so am looking forward to their flowering.

It is such a joy seeing the nectarine tree blossom for the first time.

The calendula flower is also self sown from last years calendulas.

So many self sown plants are making this second year of my food garden journey so much less expensive and full of fruitful surprises.


The richer soil from all the additives I have worked into the soil,  mulch, dolomite, seaweed emulsion, worm castings and dry shredded cow manure, is producing much stronger food than last year.


Darla said...

Very nice, it's about time for us to plant a fall garden.

21st Century Housewife© said...

It all looks wonderful - and how lovely that you have a nectarine tree!

Bangchik said...

Self sown tomato in your garden?... self seeding in my garden is limited to basil and spinach only... and of course weeds. ~bangchik

A Garden of Threads said...

What a lovely garden. The nectarine tree will have beauty in many seasons. Perfect. Have a great weekend.

Barb said...

Beautiful garden! We have tomatoes that self-sow, too, plus squash and peppers, and lettuce. I love the surprise every spring!

Karen said...

What a beautiful nectarine tree! Always something new to learn about from different gardeners all over the world! Thank you.

Ann Kroeker said...

Beautiful pictures and an inspiring garden!

Thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays at annkroeker.com!

Melodie said...

I can't imagine any tomatoes self-sowing where I live. Your garden is beautiful!

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

Yummy and lovely - delightful for landscaping designs. :)

Olive Cooper said...

Self sown tomatoes are just awesome and your garden is lovely. olive

Linda said...

We call those volunteer tomatoes here...and we have so many every year! You have a lovely kitchen garden. Fall is coming here, so it's time for me to plant spinach and lettuce.

Greenearth said...

Volunteer is a lovely word. Heard it used on our ABC Gardening Program and it felt so right for self sown plants.