Neighborhood Wildlife 2007

Garden 2007

Front Garden 2007

Fruit Trees 2007

Side Yard 2007

House Seasons 2007

Finishing the Basement
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Vacation 2004

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Neighborhood Wildlife 2004

Other Connecticut Vineyards 2004

Sharpe Hill Vineyard 2004

Chamard Vineyard 2004

McLaughlin Vineyard 2004

Porch Garden 2004

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Hers & His 2004

Spring Grooming 2004

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Some Dances 1983

Garden 2007
Posted: 06/12/07

Here is the general area that the raised beds are being built.
You can see the lumber there to be used for the framing of the beds.

The three beds pointing toward the camera are 16 feet long and 4 feet wide.
The back bed is 16 feet long and 3 feet wide.
All are 10 inches high.

We had 9 cubic yards of soil brought in.

Working with shovels and a wheelbarrow, we filled the beds in preparation for planting.

Here are the full beds.

And, the smaller pile of soil.

Some seeds we started before the garden was built.

These artichokes actually were sprouted in the refrigerator, then transferred into pots.
Next stop; the garden.

The asparagus were also started in pots.
This little guy came up anticipating it's new home in the garden.

The Wife wanted a blueberry bush.
It will not go in the garden, but while it's home is a pot, I'll post pictures of it here.

Last of the pre-garden plantings is the rhubarb.
These little guys are very hardy plants and good for pies or eating raw.
But, be careful, the leaves are poisonous.

Finally all the pre-garden plants are transplanted.
And, the rest of the garden is seeded.
So, all is underway (even some of the herbs).
The three planters in the front have herbs in them.
I need to build the herb secton of the garden.

So, what was planted you might ask...
Here you see the artichokes again, but keep scrolling and you will see everything.

The asparagus again.

The Wife's blueberry bush.


Cherry Tomato.
Also planted, but not shown are larger heirloom tomatoes.




Green Onion.

Iceberg Lettuce.



Rhubarb from that little sprout seen before.

Romaine Lettuce.

Russet Potato.

Snow Pea.


String Bean.

Sweet Onion.


And, Yellow Onion.

Here is The Wife working in the garden.
Notice the addition of two 4'x4' squares to the far left?
Those are for the herbs.

Weeds, weeds, will all go away.
At least when The Wife is at play.

The artichokes are growing up.

Their little rounded leaves will soon yellow and fall off.

Not mine.
Nope, it's The Wife that likes tomatoes, so these cherry tomatoes are hers.

Hopefully we will have plenty of pumpkins for celebrating the fall.

The rhubarb is going strong.

And, the snow peas are liking the string to climb on.

Also, I think there will be plenty of squash in our future.

The string beans are a bit slower at giving the string the love it deserves.

We have been having some very strange weather recently.
Most of the watermelon didn't survive the combination of rain and heat.
But we still have this little guy growing.

As you can see by the green in the small sections, the herbs have begun to grow.




Garlic Chive.

Mammoth Dill.

And, Parsley.

The artichokes are doing very well.

As is our row of corn.

Our cucumber is really trying to make an impression.
As with the watermelon, we lost some to the extremes in temperature and rain.
We have planted more though.

The garlic is doing pretty good.

The rhubard is growing too fast for this location.

This picture shows a few of our vegetables.
Corn to the left.
Two little yellow onions straight ahead.
The two shrub-like plants behind the onion are red potatoes.
And, to the right you can see our little jalapeņo plants.

Here is another overview of the entire garden.
Notice we transplanted the rhubarb to the center left of the picture; near the tree.

Garden 2007
Posted: 07/08/07

Cilantro is doing very well.
Soon we can use it in our own salsa.

The Mammoth Dill is not doing too bad either.
Eventually, I will be able to transplant it between the garden and the neighbor.
It should grow about four to five feet in time.

The Asparagus is not good enough to eat yet.
We have to keep cutting it down this season.
Next season it will hopefully have enough girth to feed us.

The cucumber is managing to survive the bad weather that started our Spring.
The Wife planted more which you can see are coming up strong too.

A Radish pulled for The Wife to eat in her salad.

The Snow Peas are on the move up the string.

Both the Camomile (back) and Onion Chives (front) are doing great!

Bushier Cilantro!
I guess we should consider making a homemade salsa.

The Mammoth Dill needs to be transplanted between our yard and the neighbor's.
However, that has to wait until I finish the trench and drain pipe you can see in the Side Yard.

Cherry Tomatoes are doing well as you can see.
Also, notice the solar lights we now have in the garden (they are also installed along the driveway).

Two clean harvested Radishes.

Two clean harvested Rhubarb.

The Snow Peas are flowering, which means we should have some to eat soon.

The Squash are flowering too.
When the fruit starts, there will be more pictures.