growing vegetables in 2009

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I’m super excited about our vegetable garden this year! Lots of tomato and pepper plants now find their permanent home out in our yard. I thought it was about time to post updated photos of how things are going.

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Here the resident master gardener is inspecting the peppers, yup, they seem to be up to snuff.  Those are our peas on the right, some days I feel like I can see them growing they’re doing so well. I wish more people grew them, they’re really easy and full of instant gratification – well, at least in terms of gardening.

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This is our first year for beets (lower right), onions (grassy bits above the beets), and potatoes (not shown) and I think they were a great choice since the weather seems to have been unseasonably cool and wet.

I’m particularly thrilled about our potatoes, we’re growing them in a 5 gallon bucket with drainage holes drilled in the bottom.  They’re planted good and deep and we mounded them over until the bucket was full of dirt, now the shoots are a few inches above the rim of the pail!

I’ll post more pictures of our vegetable garden as the season progresses, I might even cut the grass next time so you don’t have to look at our shaggy backyard, sorry about that.

What are your favourite vegetables to grow?

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