June 27th, 2012

Watch My Organic Garden Grow

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It’s Wednesday and all over the internet you will find photos with no words of explanation. Why? Because pictures say a thousand words. This week I’m going to have a few words of explanation, but I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.

Our small garden spot hasn’t been looking very garden-like over the past few years. The weeds took over and I wasn’t sure how or where to begin.

Groovy Green Livin Organic Garden Beginning


With a little prompting and slight pressure from my husband we decided to spend an afternoon in late May revamping our seemingly hopeless garden into something beautiful.  A very sweet friend gave us a few organic seedlings to get things started.

Groovy Green Livin Organic Seedlings

We laid down paper to try to combat the weeds.

Groovy Green Livin Organic Plants in Garden

We are a few weeks in and look what’s happened.

Groovy Green Livin Organic TomatoesAnd this.

Groovy Green Livin Organic Brussels Sprout

Can you guess what we’re growing? What’s growing in your garden?

If you have a chance check out these great blogs who also share on Wordless Wednesday: I Thought I Knew Mama, Dagmar’s MomsenseMy Organized Chaos, Farmer’s Daughter.

24 Responses to “Watch My Organic Garden Grow”

  1. I see tomatoes and spinach!

  2. I see tomatoes. Brussels sprouts? (Mine are way too tiny and I have no idea what they are supposed to look like.)

    I have tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, brussels sprouts, sweet peppers, watermelon, and cantaloupe. I am not sure yet how the sprouts and the melons will fare (the birds got to them!) but the rest seem to be looking good so far.

  3. potatoes, tomatoes and spinach?

  4. Are those radishes perhaps? I grew them for the first time this year and they were fast growing, not to mention delicious! My herbs have been growing like mad. I’m now waiting anxiously for my peppers, tomatoes and eggplant. The earwigs got my zuchinnis pretty good, but they seem to be making a comeback; phew!

  5. Your garden is looking great! I’m guessing tomatoes and radishes too. And I think I maybe see cucumbers in your flat of seedlings?

  6. It’s funny how I can only identify plants that I’ve grown before. So I can only tell that those are tomatoes in the second-last picture!

    My balcony garden is currently growing Parisian Market carrots, catnip for my two cats, Genovese basil, Cayenne pepper, lemon cucumber, Mammoth dill, and Portuguese hot pepper. I choose these varieties to complement what I’m getting with my CSA.

    Happy growing!

  7. Looks good! We’ve gotten several zucchini , a few beans, and loads of romaine lettuce. Hoping for tomatoes soon.

  8. Good luck!! I keep wanting to grow another garden but our last one was such a fail that I am a bit green shy!

  9. I had the same experience Shane. I was done, but my husband pushed for it and we are up and running again. Maybe give it a try again next year?

  10. Sounds like your garden is thriving Anne! I’m hoping to get a few tomatoes out of ours.

  11. You are correct Andrea! Those are tomatoes. We also have brussels sprouts and cucumbers. Your garden sounds fabulous and all in containers! I would love to try to grow cayenne pepper since I use it for everything.

  12. You had the tomatoes and cucumbers Kiersten. We also have brussels sprouts!

  13. Close Min-Tomatoes, cucumbers and brussels sprouts.

  14. Such a great guess Marsha! Cukes too. Sounds like your garden is thriving.

  15. I wish we had spinach Abbie. Maybe next year!

  16. Melons! Tomatoes! Cucumbers!

  17. Close Sarah-cucumbers, tomatoes and brussels sprouts!

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