Thursday, June 05, 2008

Peas Peas Me

Walking inside the house today, we made a great discovery.

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(That's Chunky, my filthy handed model.)

We have peas!!!!! Chunky and I quickly set to "harvesting" the ones big enough to pluck.

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I think maybe we got 10 pods total (of course we snacked on a couple while picking them!) but my plants are still flowering away and we left the little pods on the plants.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this years Pot Garden.

The lettuce and spinach is going berserk!

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We'll be eating some this weekend for sure.

The radishes are starting to form.

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The damned birds are picking at my daisys and bachelor buttons.

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My oregano is finally starting to show a bit more progress.

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My socks are still rockin'

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(And if you look in the corner there you can see one of my potatoes growing like crazy too.)

The rest of my pots are doing well too.

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From left to right are sunflowers, cherry tomatoes, cukes, and big boy tomatoes.

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From left to right in the top row is some sugar pumpkins, my broccoli, more cukes and possible a tomato (or a maple tree seed that sprouted instead).

The bottom row is lavender, my Chunky Petunia (on it's second round of blooming), some pathetic thyme, basil, and some sad looking catnip.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this year's progress.

Now if I could just get those damn birds to look for worms in the ground and not my pots!!

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28 Comments:

Blogger Wendy said...

Yay! for Peas! I'm still waiting for mine to make pods. There are some flowers, and so I have hope. And we've had four days worth of rain. So, that should make the plants happy.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Nice peas! Glad to see your garden us growing. Today I noticed 2 grape tomatoes growing. They are still green but they're definitely there!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous jet said...

I love the sock garden!! Hee. I've been out of town for over a week - I hate to think what the venomous SQUIRRELS have done to my little garden patch in my absence.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Criosa said...

could you put one of those plastic hawks or something on the railings to deter the birds?

not that it did much for my sister's neighbor: http://flickr.com/photos/15199884@N04/2047562021/

10:22 PM  
Blogger Criosa said...

oh, forgot to mention I am envious of your pot garden. I fail miserably starting things from seeds.

10:23 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! Peas and radishes and lettuce and all sorts of fun stuff just outside your door! It's amazing what a little pot and some soil can do.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

There's something so satisfying about growing your own food. It looks like it's going to be a good season for you.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

One of our favorite things to grow (besides cherry tomatoes) are bush beans. The girls used to go out and just eat them right off the bush. They were eating green vegetables with no complaints. This year the bunnies are going to be hard to keep out. Although we have a new family of red tailed hawks in the neighborhood so that may change.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Look at that lettuce! And the peas! I wonder if I start them this weekend (after all, I have to get pots to transfer the tomato plants) I can have some by the end of the season. You give me so much hope!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Disco said...

I am green with envy :0(

Your garden is awesome. Our own - not so good. I'll do an update soon.

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Your pot garden is doing really well!!! I haven't yet set any of my plants out cause it has been too darn cold!! Plus I buy my plants cause I have tried to start them from seed but they just won't grow. Nice Chunky hand! Love, Mom

10:05 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Looks great!

Count yourself lucky - I found an influx of slugs in my garden last night. Can I even tell you how skeeved I am about slugs!?!?

10:43 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Beautiful peas! I'm so envious of your garden--I haven't planted anything this year.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Kelli said...

I love Bachelor buttons. :)

12:19 PM  
Blogger prairiegirl said...

Mmmmm yummy - fresh from the garden peas. There's no veggie better than that in my books!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Dame Wendy said...

The lettuce and spinach look awesome!! I wonder if I could do that in an apartment....

:)

1:46 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Oh that's where peas come from!

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Goddam NikBudnik said...

My plants are sucking ass this year......like everything I guess.
i have like, 8 tomato seedlings that turned out ok, but my basil and cilantro blow.
Eugie wants me to plant potatoes, I can just plant a spud, right?
I would never think to plant one, but she wants it, and what Eugie wants she gets.
Oh, I do ave some shitty patio tomatoes growing...God, i am so jaded on this years crop :P

9:18 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Look at the peas and all that lettuce! That is fabulous :) Yay for the pot garden!! Great job!

11:59 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Look at the peas and all that lettuce! That is fabulous :) Yay for the pot garden!! Great job!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

We have had so much rain that my garden isn't worth a poop. My lettuce is growing, but not much else. So much for my first year really busting my butt w/ gardening! Just yesterday, we had 6" of rain w/i an 8 hour period. We are almost double the amt of rainfall that we get in one year.

7:36 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Holy crap, lookit your garden go! The only thing I've been growing this spring are weeds! Although, they are doing really, really well...

I wonder - if you put a bowl of sunflower seeds or something else they might like to snack on on the railing, would the birds leave your pots alone?

1:10 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Your vegetables look great! Seems like you'll be set for vegetables all summer!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

You're really doing the garden-state proud you know?

I love fresh peas.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

You've done great this year! Brava! nom nom nom

6:19 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yum! You're fortunate to have things growing so quickly--our long winter and late spring means that my garden is just barely blossoming, and it'll be a while before I get anything to eat.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Your pot garden looks great! Love the peas!

7:46 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Hurray! Home grown peas! I'm glad the garden is going so well. It makes me want to erradicate the deer and try again at home.

1:22 PM  

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