Earth Day Veggie Garden Goings On…

Apr 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day! OH...and this is my 100th blog happy 100th post day! Well, I'm home sick with the plague today, so what better time to update the blog...Just a few shots of what's going on the veggie garden. I've been harvesting Fava beans...bucket loads of them. This photo was about the third of three large buckets I picked this past weekend. I've since pulled up all the plants and they'll now make a great addition to the compost. Sugar snap peas are popping up all of a sudden. Yum...

Bavabeanbucketsm Sugarpeas

We've ooodles of strawberries this year both in pots and beds. Hopefully, we'll be able to eat enough of them before the birds get them! They taste absolutely wonderful. Nothing like homegrown strawberries...

Strawberrypots Strawberriesoodles
Still have plenty of salad greens coming on and the pole beans and bush beans are popping up...
Polebean Lettucemix

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Christa Neu
Apr 22, 2009
6:24 pm

Looks delicious! If I lived closer, you’d have to watch for me as well as the birds. I’d make a fine little strawberry/lettuce/walnut salad.

Apr 22, 2009
6:26 pm

Sorry you are illin’! I love favas but am not sure I’ll ever have the space to grow them. They are quite the delicacy. Mmm, strawberries - those are a June crop here, so I’ll have to be a bit more patient. Hope you feel better soon and congrats on your yummy-looking harvest!

Leslie Halleck
Apr 22, 2009
6:51 pm

Watch out Christa…I have a Red Ryder BB gun! Lol

Apr 23, 2009
1:56 pm

I’m new to growing veggies and I was wondering when you planted your sugar snaps.  They are huge!  I am in Dallas too, and while I thought mine were doing well, yours put them to shame. I don’t have any pea pods at all yet.  I planted seed in late February.  My tallest vines are now about 3-4 feet.  What are you doing that I’m not?  Thanks!

Leslie Halleck
Apr 25, 2009
7:47 pm

Hi Carrie,
Well, I think I seeded these peas February 1st, about a month before you. You have to get them started early or they often don’t produce before it gets hot here. Timing on English peas is tricky in our climate. Often times, when you seed them in fall, it freezes before they mature, but it you don’t get them in the ground early enough in spring, it gets hot too early! When I seed them late winter, I will cover the seedlings with frost cloth when temps go below 32. ALSO, be sure not to over-fertilize with too much Nitrogen. Legumes fix most of their own Nitrogen in the soil, so if you feed them too much you’ll get lots of green growth, but not a lot of fruit. But don’t worry, you may still get some yet!

Apr 26, 2009
10:46 pm

OK good info.  Thanks.  I thought I was good on the timing of planting, but next year I’ll start a bit earlier.

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