Category Archives: Growing

Posts about growing the vegetables, from starting to harvest.

Something else

I think this is the same thing that is affecting the squash, but this time on the beans. I thought it could be (again) caused by too much moisture, but the black spots might indicate something else.


More potatoes

After digging around a bit more, I was able to find these. For being “New” potatoes, these (at least two of them) are larger than expected. Again, I thought there should be more, but perhaps it is still a little early.



My potato plants are huge, but if I dig around under them, I can’t find any small potatoes. I thought I read that when flowers appear the “new” potatoes would be ready. Like I’ve said before, I guess I’ll wait and see.


First tomatoes of the season

From what I can remember, this is earlier than last year. I also remember that I hadn’t hardened the plants correctly then either so they probably were a bit stunned early on. So far so good with these though. I was a little concerned that there might not be enough space only setting them a foot a part but they look OK so far. I guess we’ll wait and see what they look like in August.

It just keeps growing

In the last few days, I have been randomly grabbing vegetables as I have been able. I rolled my ankle and was told to stay off it for a few days so that limited my garden time. I was able to hobble my way out tonight to get some romaine and green onions. Below is a few pictures of the potatoes, beans, and tomatoes. From what I can remember, I didn’t have any tomato blossoms this time last year. This year, there are almost 10 groupings of blossoms so I am quietly optimistic.

Even more

It seems like I can’t use the broccoli and spinach fast enough, but I seem to be keeping up with the peas. Here is a little more that I harvested tonight.

You gonna eat that?

I harvested a small salad bar (OK, really small) today. The radishes are small but were being crowded out by others so I had to pull them. The broccoli and spinach are the first, the green onions and lettuce are just more of many like them before. This might be it for spinach, since it is taking a beating from leaf beetles, I am assuming.


I didn’t realize how quickly everything would take-off when I was planning the layout and what to plant. I knew some would shade others, but am now witnessing why precision is important when direct sowing seeds. There is nothing major wrong, but things can get crowded quickly if not spaced properly.