Monday, May 24, 2010

Garden time!

We haven't quite planted everything yet, but here is the gist of it. More basil will go in the bottom right. This year we have planted: lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, zucchini, tons of varieties of peppers, lots of basil, flat leaf parsley, some weird japanese thing that goes in spring rolls, rosemary, sage, cilantro, radishes and carrots. oh and 10 varieties of mostly heirloom tomatoes on the south side of the house.

One new addition this year is that Steve installed a drip hose in the veggie garden and then a timer on the hose. It makes for basically effortless watering in the morning.

Another new addition this year is that we are giving a go at hops. We expect it to fill the pergola. We are hoping a couple of our beer-brewing neighbors will then process the hops for us. We haven't told them that yet though.

Perhaps this photo doesn't quite do the backyard justice. Everything is insanely giant. It is hard to believe that a little more than one year ago it was a bunch of dead sod or even compared to June 15th of last year (below).


Jennifer said...

Wow, your yard and garden look great. Let me know how the brussels sprouts and the hops go. I've tried brussels sprouts twice and failed both times.

I'm interested in planting hops, but I only have a partial shade spot available for it. Is yours in full sun?

christina said...

yep, in full sun. although the plant is so small that i wonder if it will get shaded out before long. we shall see, apparently they grow fast. once it starts making it's way up the pergola it shouldn't be a problem.

we shall see about the brussel sprouts. who knows, sometimes these things work, sometimes they don't.

Becca said...

Oh ma ga, it's all beautiful!! Look at those plants - so lush. Love the marigolds around the veg garden (those are marigolds, aren't they?) You guys should feel great about all the blood, sweat and tears you have put into your yard and garden. Lovely.

Laura said...

oooh! Your garden and yard look SO nice! I love it!