We arrived home from a 5-day trip to Georgia, nervous about how our garden had fared. We were pleasantly surprised to find that everything had grown beautifully and our dormant apple trees were stretching their new leaves out!
The girls dubbed the trees Janie and Josh. Janie’s leaves are covered with a soft white fuzz, which makes her a girl, I’m told.
For those who don’t know, muskmelon is a relative of the cantaloupe. Those lovely orange fruits in the grocery store are actually a variety of muskmelon. Apparently they think the word cantaloupe sounds better. ::shrug:: Go figure.
We planted three varieties of tomato — all of which are doing amazingly well!
This is called Carnival Blend. It is supposed to be a mix that grows even purple peppers! (Peter picked a peck of purple peppers?)
These are such beautiful seedlings! I love the thick, fuchsia stems! I can’t wait to eat them. I LOVE fresh green beans!
It’s absolutely magical how peas grow. The leaves unfold from the center and the little tendrils creep out from the ends of the leaf pairs. So beautiful!
Yummy, yummy, yummy. I love corn so very much, and I can’t stand the GMO crap in the grocery store. How amazing it will be to have delicious sweet corn!!!! I’m drooling already.
The spinach started off strong, but some of it seems to have wilted away. I think it may have been the 5 day water deficit.
We brought some backyard pecans back from Georgia, so I thought I’d give some of them a shot at sprouting. You never know, right? 🙂
My little plant is growing up! Look at the wilting baby leaves. I think the baby leaf fairy will have to come and leave some fresh compost under its pillow. 😉
These are a mixed color carrot. Purples, reds, oranges, whites, and yellows! I think the kids will love seeing the different colors coming out of the ground like magic.
This is our mystery plant. At the end of the day on Day 1, I forgot to label the last yogurt cup. I’m fairly certain that this is buttercrunch lettuce. 🙂