Garden Update

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
The garden is growing so fast! I can't believe that WE actually managed to produce "FOOD". Who would have thought? To help celebrate Canada Day, we decided that tonight we would finally sample some of the results of all our hard labour (ok, so the sun, rain, seeds, and dirt did all the hard labour, we merely oversaw the whole process). The only vegetable really ready to be harvested was the lettuce. It's incredible how much of it there is out there. It was one of the first things to pop up (we're still having problems with the onions...). So bright and early this hot morning, I threw on some shorts and headed outside before it became too hot to breathe without a ventilator. Armed with my camera, a knife, and a Canadian Flag (it IS Canada Day afterall), I was ready to hunt gather my own food.

Little baby tomatoes...still in the embryonic stage.

Lovely neat rows of carrots, beets and beans.

The elusive Canadian Zebra at home in his favourite habitat - surrounded by sweet peas and carrots.

Beets and marigolds (no flowers yet)

Communal flowers

The endangered Alberta Elephant

The Forest through the Beetroots

My Prey - LETTUCE!

Our Urban Eden

Our Urban Opium?

Sweet peas, allysum and more beets (have I mentioned that I love beets?)

After the kill, ready to be butchered (terrible colour in the photo but the lettuce is really a lovely shade of green with bits of dirt and I'm sure a few ants)


Wandering Coyote said...

My lettuce is doing really well as are my carrots. Still no sign of my onions, however, and I wonder if the stupid purslane had killed it.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Looks great! What time is dinner?

Milla said...

So glorious!! And incredibly TIDY!! All in perfect, straight lines. You wanna come to my garden and fix the mess that it is in there now? Kill a few foxes perhaps?

sp said...

Just beautiful!

Bridget Jones said...

That is such work, and so pretty!

SME said...

This would be Sophie's idea of Paradise, I think. Well, maybe a Saltine factory would be, but this would be a close second.

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