Garden 2013: A Garden Tour

The weather in Toronto the past few weeks couldn't be better for my garden. We've been getting plenty of rain, but every few days or so, the clouds break and the sun shines through, encouraging the tiny seedlings out of the ground, encouraging blooms to begin, encouraging each plant to grow strong and green.

Not everything has done well. As I was weeding on Saturday, I realized I didn't even know what parsnip seedlings look like and I couldn't identify any plant that they might be among the mass of little seedlings that have come up where I planted them. At this point, I can only assume they didn't come up at all. A number of our seedlings, the tomatoes and peppers we started inside, have been growing, but slowly, and will likely never grow fast enough to hit our harvest season with vegetables on their plants.

On the other hand, so much has been doing well. Our beans are growing full, our peas are sending out their tendrils, our broccoli has turned bright and green, our spinach is developing beautiful edible leaves, most of our tomato plants are developing tiny yellow flowers, our peppers are thriving, our squash and melons are taking over the ground, and we even have a few flowers blooming like crazy.


How are your gardens doing? Is everything growing and happy? What are you growing?

Comments

  1. Just weed the garden with bare hands, and you'll eventually figure out which ones are the parsnips. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsnip#Dangers

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  2. Believe it or not, I tried that! It didn't work. No rash. Then again, I didn't do much weeding in that area because I didn't want to pull up the parsnips just because I couldn't identify them.

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  3. My aunt stopped by with some tomato plants for me on Sunday... so I actually *just* planted my garden tonight. I know, it's very late. However, the plants are quite big considering they were not in a garden. Here's hoping for the best! I've also got some chives and mint that sprung up from last season. So much for "really, I'm not planting a garden this year."

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  4. I 'm fond of gardening and recently i have tried few of the herbs and to my surprise they were grown easily. I was frighten whether they bloom or not, but I felt satisfied after growing them. There are many benefits of herbs, you can even use them for improving the immune system. Essiac Herbs are effective in improving the immunity.

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