Take a look how the garden has grown between the first and last days of spring in 2020

March 21, 2020March 21, 2020

It’s always nice to look back a few months and see how things have changed since the season began. This is my vegetable garden when we planted in it back on the first day of spring and how it looks today on the last day.

Here’s a couple of wider shots with a better view of the whole garden.

This is the south end of the garden (facing north).

South end of the vegetable garden


In the foreground you can see blackberries, horseradish and oregano.

In the main beds, the far left is sweet corn and hot peppers (for my annual batch of fermented hot sauce). The center bed is zucchini, scallop squash, bell peppers and more sweet corn. The far right bed is lettuce (now bolted and getting pulled), Genoa basil, purple tomatillos, bush beans and… more sweet corn (for harvest in August).

This is the north end of the vegetable garden (still facing north).

The north end of the vegetable garden on June 20, 2020

In the foreground on the left are the pole beans being swallowed on the lower end by flowering cilantro and Napoli basil, and a sunflower that came from somewhere. The right side is catnip in flower under one of the orange trees.

In the background on the left you can see my giant beefsteak tomatoes, some onions behind them, and a bed of Roma tomatoes at the very back. The bed on the right is home to leeks, Brandywine tomatoes, Italian frying peppers and a hybrid lobed tomato whose origin is uncertain, but the fruits are big, meaty and delicious.