Can this garden be saved?

Some gorgeous new basil….

So much easier when you buy the plant instead of trying to revive a plant!

Tiny yellow flowers waiting to become pah-toe-toes (or tomatoes as you might call them.)

And the cabbage might become a cabbage patch after all!

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Can this garden be saved?

I really think I’m going to turn this in to a weekly post, but I can never guarantee my ability to stick with the idea!

Look I have herbs! They are sprouting!

I’m not sure what’s going on with the middle pot. I prefer to think the seeds are late bloomers.

And our tomato plant has flowers! According to our Clifford book on all sorts of important things…flowers equal tomatoes (and yes I’m referring to Clifford the big red dog. Please don’t run out to find the author of a gardening book with the last name Clifford. Although there may be one, I can’t guarantee their information).

However our cabbage has left a bit to be desired…

The leaves seem to be saying “I’m exhausted from trying to survive here. I give up.”

Oh and my basil….

Can you see it? It was mistaken for a stick. Time to throw in the towel and buy a new basil plant.

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The Before…or the After Before the After

Doesn’t this make you want to run out and start your own garden? The twisty branches, dead grass, and leaves that are mulching themselves make me wonder if there is any possibility that this compost looking heap can actually turn into a real garden again. I especially laughed at the tiny rain gauge sitting in the front. It’s just a little piece of gangrene colored eye candy to brighten up the brown. As our mini cupcake is on the constant quest to find the perfect stick this is the immediate place he runs to outside. So…it does serve some purpose right?

I only wish that I had remembered to take a picture of the herb pot sitting by our backdoor. Somehow the parsley survived the winter, but the basil turned into a barrage of sharp sticks…I don’t think it’s coming back this year. HA! The point is…I can’t be trusted with a garden. However, my husband is on a quest to “make it work” (so said Tim Gunn), and so this weekend we are planning to overhaul both areas and plant our little cabbages and basil. Then hope for the best!

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Plants in the Raised Vegetable Bed

We have gone from seeds to sprouts and now to full grown plants in our raised vegetable bed. Our cucumbers are not doing too well but we have big tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, parsley, basil, flat leaf parsley, dill, thyme, mint and jalapenos. Check out the pictures and ignore the nasty grass near the fence that I keep not using the weed-eater on and our yellow looking squash plants. Now we just have to wait for the juicy vegetables to actually grow…

All our Vegetables and Herbs
All our Vegetables and Herbs
Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers
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Sprouts in the Raised Vegetable Bed

Last week we planted vegetable seeds in our raised vegetable garden and have waited for the little seeds to grow into seedlings.  I went out to check the garden today and we have little sprouts! The cucumber, zucchini, jalapenos and tomatoes have sprouted. As I mentioned in the previous post I planted way too many cucumber seeds and they all sprouted so I’ll have to get rid of some. Below are some pictures of a few of our little babies

Zucchini Sprout
Zucchini Sprout
Cucumber Sprout
Cucumber Sprout
Jalapeno Sprout
Jalapeno Sprout
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