Last Post for Awhile

“The time has come,” the Walrus said…

Boo, I have to leave for awhile. 😦  My surgery is tomorrow, and who knows how long I’ll be stuck in the hospital.  The last week has been a whirlwind of getting things ready and making sure K will be ok while I’m gone (I’m sure he will be but of course I worry).  By okay, I mean doing laundry and making sure he has enough food in the fridge.  Yes, the man can do his own laundry, but I’m feeling very “motherly” this week I guess.

Anyway, we headed to the garden for about 20 minutes today, just so I could take some status pics and do some quick weeding.  Who knows what it’ll look like when I come back.  I don’t know how much time K will have to spend at the garden with all the time with me, at work, and driving back and forth he’ll have to do.  He’ll try, but we’ll see.  It has rained just about every other day this week and the garden has once again, exploded.  Good God, why did we plant so much lettuce?  K will try to give some away later this week.  We will definitely only plant one bed next year. And two beds of spinach because it’s almost gone to seed and we didn’t get as much as we would have liked.

So, pictures…

Our carrots are getting pretty tall. I bet we have cute little baby carrots hidden underneath the dirt! K will have to thin these out this week.

Carrots

Carrots

We’ve also got green strawberries a-growing! We went picking because we only have three plants, so it wouldn’t have given us enough to make jam, but hopefully we can enjoy enough for a snack later on when these are ripe.

Strawberry plant

Strawberry plant

The sugarsnap peas are officially out of control.  They are going to be too tall for the stakes soon.

Sugarsnap peas

Sugarsnap peas

The red lettuce, the one we took from the “borderland”, has also officially rebounded. It’s huge.

Red lettuce

Red lettuce

Way too much freaking lettuce.  They need to be thinned out so badly, and I just did some last week! There is NO room in the beds.

Amish deer tongue lettuce with some black seeded simpson lettuce

Amish deer tongue lettuce with some black seeded simpson lettuce

Salad bowl lettuce

Salad bowl lettuce

We have garlic scapes!

Garlic scape

Garlic scape

Brussels sprouts look happy. So do the tomatoes.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Tomater plants

Tomater plants

The zucchini plants have gotten so big and we have zucchini flowers and baby zucchinis just starting to grow!

Zucchini plants

Zucchini plants

The green beans have really shot up. We just planted this a week or two ago.

Green beans

Green beans

I really need to get going, so I’m not posting every single plant in the garden today.  But all in all, things look great.  Hopefully they won’t all be dead by the time I get back 🙂

One last look at the garden as it was today:

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I’m setting this post up to actually be published tomorrow, 6/15, so I won’t be around to read any comments for awhile. I hope to be back posting within a month, so please check back in July for new posts.  Thanks for being my blog readers!

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