My thumb is going from black to a greener shade of brown, I think. Quite a bit of trial and error and a couple of years of a yard have helped me learn quite a bit about what works and doesn’t. This year we have some pretty awesome crops coming together. Below you can see the purple potatoes. My philosophy in gardening is to find crops of stuff that are harder to find in your regular market so it makes it worth the time & money.
My Black Prince Heirloom Tomato. Yes, an evil name. I hope the tomato is evilly delicious.
Pretty Cosmos. To take the place of the ranunculus.
The hydrangeas have gone crazy! Back in September 2007, my parents helped us plant our first plants…these hydrangea bushes! We have three bushes. Each of them is about 4-5 feet wide and 3 feet tall, each with 50-75 blooms! My favorite plant, by far!
Remember our back yard? I know the picture has a lot of bad shadows, but I’m so proud of how it has filled in with the plants from last year. I love summer!
Our full garden treats include (keeping written down somewhere so I don’t forget in 2010, thanks for indulging me!):
Black Prince Heirloom Tomato
Mr. Stripey Tomato
Black Krim Tomato
Purple Potatoes (baby ones)
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Sweet Sugar Pumpkins
Watermelon (haven’t come up yet, I think the crows got the seeds)
Update! Forgot my peppers…
Habanero peppers (we always attempt, never have gotten fruit, too short and cold of a summer here)
Serrano peppers (got some good ones last year!)
Are you growing veggies this summer?