Friday, July 16, 2010

The Fruits of my Labor

Within a week of arriving in Denver at the end of May, I was determined to have my own successful garden this year. You may remember from an earlier post, I bought some of these and, as of today, I FINALLY have the first veggies from the garden!
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As you can see, I have two kinds of tomatoes here (Yellow Pear and Early Girl) along with two jalapenos! And how did I decide to use some of these awesome veggies? To make homemade guacamole!

(Apologies for the out-of-focus pics. I was using my phone.)

The molecajete was an amazing wedding present from Adam's sister and her family. I've always wanted one!

Other veggies that are growing pretty well (besides the tomatoes and jalapenos) are the beans, cucumbers, watermelon, strawberries, bell peppers, and corn. Unfortunately, the carrots, squash, zucchini, and different lettuces did not even sprout. I figured it would be a long shot with the lettuce since they are cool-weather but I thought I would give it a go anyway. I plan to replant the lettuce seeds again once it cools down here. I'm not sure what went wrong with the other veggies and I'll take any insight anyone has!

When I was checking on my veggies this afternoon, I noticed one looked like it had been on the losing side of a battle with a critter. Here's the evidence...


Very sad since I only have two bell peppers at the moment and this was one of them. I haven't used anything in or around my plants to ward of critters but maybe I should have? Dunno....

No worries, though! I'm completely loving having some veggies ripening and from the looks of many of my plants, the garden should be bursting with ripened veggies and fruits in the next few weeks. May have to do some canning!

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