A garden is the best alternative therapy.

Garden update 9/26/09

The garden veggies are now twenty-eight days old from planting.  I honestly thought they’d be a little further along than they are right now, but I’ve never grown any of these vegetables and I certainly do not know what to expect.   The pepper plant has rebounded joyously and is offering up several young peppers.  It is also covered in flowers and nubbins, so I expect that it’s most productive days are still on the horizon.

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The beans – well, they’re doing their thing – slowly.  As you can see, the first set of leaves are dying away and fresh leaves have unfolded.  But they’re still so tiny.   It has been very overcast this past week, which probably explains why they haven’t grown much recently.  The next few days of sun will hopefully renew their growth with much-needed vigor.

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The squash and zucchini plants are doing okay.  They sure have a lot of leaves starting to form near the crooks of each plant.

squash close up

squash close up

zucchini close up

zucchini close up

zucchini (above) and squash (below)

zucchini (above) and squash (below)

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The cucumbers are slowly doing their thing and there isn’t much to report.  I thought that the cukes and squashes would really do well on that side of the house because they enjoy full sun all day long, but they’re still pretty puny.   As with the beans, I hope to see them really go to town this week.

cucumbers...

cucumbers...

Well, that’s what I said last week, too!  I guess I’m an over-eager gardener.

GROW DANGIT!!

hibiscus bloom

hibiscus bloom

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On another note:

The broccoli seedlings are now an inch or two tall and the lettuce has almost all sprouted!

broccoli sprouts

broccoli sprouts

lettuce sprouts!

lettuce sprouts!

And the oregano is trying to escape the herb garden!!

A blanket of oregano flanks the thyme and curry

A blanket of oregano flanks the thyme and curry

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