Veggin’ Out

We’re very lucky to live in a climate zone that is pretty much perfect for growing vegetables. Mister P. built a raised veggie bed and compost bin on the western side of our house in 2010, so this is our third year of veggie farming. Last summer he hooked this area into our main sprinkler system, so it’s pretty low maintenance. We planted our current plot near the beginning of April, and although I didn’t take a photo at that time, I figured now is a good enough time to start documenting the growth. Here’s what we’ve got going on:

Paoli Veggie Garden April 30 2012

As you can see, we have two tomato plants (I expect these to get ginormous, last year they were 5 feet tall!), two basil, one green bell pepper, one cantaloupe (hiding behind the oregano pot), a few green lettuces and spinach, one zucchini and six green beans. Oh, and potted sage and oregano. This is our first year doing green beans, so we built the little trellis this past weekend. I’m happy to report that one of the bean plants has already started vining on it! Smart little suckers! Oh, and on the other side of the fence, in our front yard, you can catch a glimpse of our Meyer Lemon tree. It is currently covered in blossoms, and the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are having a field day with the flowers; I’m enjoying their heavenly scent!