Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sown on the good soil

"And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty." Matthew 13:23

Please excuse my absence of late; however, we've not made much progress on the patio this week. But our garden is coming along quite nicely. Click here for a before shot.

The rhubarb adjusted to its new home right away. Once new buds were formed in the center, they took off like crazy! New shoots in every direction!! Rhubarb pie is right up there with gooseberry pie - love that tart, make-you-pucker sensation on my tongue!
Runners are good thing for straw- berries. You can see onions popping up all around. If you double click on the photo, you'll see little, tiny berries near the base of the plant. This year the crop may not amount to much, but next year we hope to have lots of sweet fruit!


Italian parsley.



Potatoes, garlic, and elephant garlic. Those potatoes took off about as quickly as the rhubarb. From the looks of it, we're going to have a bumper crop!!(PS - The background is our no-grass, weed-infested yard. Since moving here one year ago, we've mowed three times!)

Here's the whole shoot 'n shebang! I'm standing over the rhubarb looking past the tomatoes & peppers toward the mustard at the far end. In between the tomatoes and peppers, we planted marigolds & nasturtium. They are finally starting to show themselves.

All in all, I think we have a pretty good garden going. Especially since gardening is not our number one priority right now.

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Your garden is looking wonderful!! I sure could go for a piece of rhubarb pie right now. :0)