Thursday, August 30, 2012

did the 26 survive?

Not the name of a new reality TV show. This is the end-of-August post to see how the garden fared this summer :-) If you recall, I planted a bunch of herbs, vegetables, berries and perennials in May, plus a few more throughout the summer. How did they fare? Well, it was a mixed bag. I am three summers into gardening in this yard, and still figuring out where the best places are for everything. And I think it's safe to say there will be some major yard & garden layout changes coming in time for next spring's planting...

Doing well:

  • Basil
  • Nasturtiums
  • Chile peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon cucumbers
  • Lemon verbena
  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Lavender
  • Begonias
Doing ok:
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes (still all green in late August ... weird)
  • Plants in barrel by the front steps
  • Lettuce 
Bad news:
  • Zucchini, acorn squash and summer squash (lots of flowers, no veggies -- yet)
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Thai basil
  • Onions
  • White hydrangea
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Wedding wildflowers
Cherry tomatoes and the squash patch

Peppers, tomatoes and herbs by the back door

Slow tomatoes

Nasturtium (you can eat the flowers and the leaves! great on salads)


What's left of the potted plants after the squirrels spent the summer digging them up

In the middle: pretty red begonias. On the far right: pathetic, wilted hydrangea that never took

Side yard, including three tomato plants

The giant lemon cucumber monster

Kale and basil

Lemon cucumber flowers

Swiss chard (small but tasty)

More garden posts:
Agriturismo (2011)

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