Garden’s Progress

6 Jul

It is almost unspeakable how much joy this small little bit of dirt and seed have given me in the last 3 months. From the time I saw the first evidence of germination, through all the dirty fingernails (sometimes I just start messing with them before I think to get the garden gloves on), the delicious basil, to my first squash casserole (and I have never been a big veggie casserole kind of girl, but this was out of sight; it’s another post, actually; it was THAT good). I’m trying not to dwell too much on the actual fruit of the garden but on the sheer life of it, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say how much I love it that we have actually based WHOLE MEALS on what has come from our yard!

These 1st 2 pictures were snapped on 28 April, 2012:

Ready for planting

tomatoes and basil, grown from seed together, and some became inseparable!

The following pictures were taken today, 6 July 2012: Amazing!!

Squash (up front) and lettuce in the rear

Mint (up front) and imperial black eggplant in the rear


Basil (can you believe we eat this almost every night we cook at home?!?) with an errant tomato plant that seeded itself among the basil (it felt a little caprese coming on, too!)

Roma tomatoes (up front), Peacevine Cherry tomatoes in the rear)

Cherry tomatoes, almost reporting for action!


4 Responses to “Garden’s Progress”

  1. artzent July 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Beautiful photos. You are an excellent gardener and photographer!

    • jimmyandjulia July 7, 2012 at 1:38 am #

      Thank you so much! I’m afraid I rarely feel like either an excellent gardener or photographer, but I sure do appreciate the compliment! Very encouraging!

  2. pobept July 7, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    I think the thrill of seeing that tiny seed grow into a fruiting plant is as deep seated in the human genome as how humans must have felt when they discovered that fire would keep them warm and cook raw foods.

    • jimmyandjulia July 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      It really is unbelievable, isn’t it? In fact, I used to refer to them as “the babies” (we don’t have any children), but then, I started calling them “the kids.” It is kind of like watching a whole life even give life when I see the fruits emerge.

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