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I transplanted a few tomato plants that I purchased at different nurseries. Two of the plants are heirloom.
This is what the raised bed looked like in July, right before we left for a two week road trip to Portland, Seattle, and everywhere in between.
A bell pepper plant in a pot before we left for our trip.
We visited a lot of interesting places on our trip, including this treehouse near Seattle where we spent two nights! While we were away, my dad and sister visited our garden a couple times to make sure nothing was dying.
This was what our garden looked like the day we returned from vacation! Amazing!
We let this zucchini grow until it was 13'' long and 5'' wide! I plan on making stuffed zucchini with it tonight.
So many leaves! I ended up cutting back at lot of the growth the other day (after this was taken) because many plants weren't getting enough sunlight.
A cucumber and zucchini I picked last week.
The tall and happy corn!
The corn is actually producing an ear!
The sunflowers are starting to bloom!
I cut back some of the vines and overgrowth this past weekend.
Strawberries are expanding beyond their small pot
Young pumpkin, a view from the ground
The corn tassels turned red... I'm not sure if that's good or bad. I need to do some research...
Now that we're home from vacation and not everything needs to be on the automatic drip irrigation, I planted some more seeds: arugula and cilantro.
My lovely garden!
I will try to post more regular updates on here about the garden so that the posts aren't so lengthy with photos! You can always follow my latest updates and photos on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenbeangal/
And if you live in the San Jose area and like biking, please join me and some friends this Saturday for a Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition-sponsored ride to urban farms and orchards! The ride is from 10am - 1pm and we'll be visiting Garden to Table's Taylor Street Farm, a historic orchard, Veggielution, and learning a whole lot about the history and current advocacy work related to San Jose urban agriculture! Details and free tickets available here.
Thanks for reading,