Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden Hopes

My cat guarding the hole in the fence I need to fix.

As the weather warms and the sunshine lasts well into the evening, I’m digging in my garden, planting seeds, weeding and mulching my perennials. So I thought I’d share some of the plants I’ve high hopes for.

1.Raspberries. This is my favorite crop. Fortunately, we have a large planting and it's thriving. I can’t wait for the first berries.
2. Asparagus
3. Peas. We like to eat the peas raw -- fresh from the pod.
4. Green Beans
5. Yellow Beans
6. Tomatoes
7. Onions
8. Garlic Chives
9. Basil
10. Butter Crunch Lettuce. It may not look like much yet, but I’m already anticipating how good those huge bowls of salad will taste.
11. Romaine Lettuce
12. Spinach
13. Green Peppers

Let’s talk gardens. What are you growing? What’s your favorite garden vegetable?
Please leave a comment. I look forward to hearing from you.


  1. I want to eat at your house. Much better than trying to do the work myself. :)

  2. We just picked some of our first strawberries of the year today.

    I am so excited. now we jsut have to keep the robins and my two year old from getting to them first.

    we also have a great raspberry patch that looks like it will have much fruit this year.

  3. Basil on the kitchen counter. Second round of sunflower seedlings on the kitchen counter. Something - not sure what! - has dug up the sunflower seedlings outside. Grrr. A dozen pumpkin seedlings out in the back yard...and a rouge one sprouted up on it's own! Lettuce isn't looking very good, though. Hmm. Still cold and rainy and grey, so not sure how the growing season will be this year. Jealous of your raspberries. Yum! Enjoy! Happy gardening!

  4. I love to eat raw peas, too. My husband thinks I am crazy.

    We are growing tomatoes, green beans, kale, yellow squash and zucs this year. Last year we planted much more but the garden was not very prolific. We thought we'd stick to some staples and see what happens.

  5. Alice Audrey,
    Sure, I'd love to have you for lunch. In about 2 months, you could pick raspberries to take home. Happy TT!

  6. Staci@teaching money to kids,
    Wow, strawberries. I'd like to grow strawberries someday. Happy Harvesting!

  7. Robin,
    You sound like quite the gardener. Thanks for sharing.

  8. anthonynorth,
    Thanks. I try. :)

  9. Oh I miss having a garden. My peas rarely made it to the supper table. I can't count the number of times I had to scoot away one of my kids from picking them lol
    Raspberries are my all time fav, with Strawberries coming in a close 2nd.
    Yummy garden. Happy T13!

  10. CountryDew,
    Yes, I agree. There is something so tasty about peas from the garden.

  11. Adelle Laudan,
    I'm with you, it's hard to maintain gardens while doing everything eles, but I love snacking on peas, raspberries and strawberries.

  12. We plant tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and carrots every year. This year we're adding green beans, spinach, broccoli and cabbage. I can't wait to start harvesting!

    Good luck with your garden.

  13. I had a salad from the garden last night, made with lettuce, arugula, and cilantro. Yum.

  14. We have a very shady yard, so we have limited success with sun-craving vegetables. My mom manages to coax tomatoes, chives and even a few beans outof the tiny patch of sunny garden we have. We're mostly a flower garden bunch at my place. But we have loads of those!

  15. Your garden is going to produce tons of goodies by the looks of your photos!!

    My 13 is TV flashback, with Paul Lynde. Comedy responses HERE

    Do hope you can find time to stop by for a visit.

  16. We have raspberries, too. I love when the kids can just go out and pick as much as they can eat.

    I didn't plant this year because we *think* we'll be having work done that will interfere with the garden this year. I'm hoping I can transfer my herbs. Have chives, sage, thyme, & oregano to move.

  17. Marianne Arkins,
    I'm with you. I look forward to harvesting too!

  18. colleen,
    Your salad sounds great! Happy TT!

  19. Julia Smith,
    My last house had lots of shade. I tried but veggies really didn't do well so I'm happy to have a garden in the sun at last. :)

  20. Hootin Anni,
    Thanks. I sure hope my garden produces. :)

  21. Ella Drake,
    Aren't raspberries great?

  22. Great garden hopes! My son and I started an herb garden. My only hope would be to figure out a way to grow tomatoes that doesn't require an actual in the ground garden.

  23. jillconyers,
    I have garden hopes for you too. I think you can get a number of different tomato planters. Let me know.

  24. My garden is 2/3 in. This year we planted peas, carrots, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers and peppers. I have some squash seeds that need to get into the ground, too. I think tomatoes are my favorite product out of the garden. They taste so much better than those in the stores.

  25. I was planning of planting some St. John's Wort this year. My garden is full of tree roots, for the record. The builders actually built the fence and the corner of the parking structure on the stump. Sigh.

    I'd best get out there and deal with weeds this weekend.

  26. I don't have a yard for gardening, but if I did...I'd love broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans, carrots and spinach. Thanks for visiting!

  27. Kristen,
    I think you're right. There is something to the picked-from-the-garden taste. Happy harvesting.

  28. Celticangel,
    I wish you luck with your garden. I hope your plants grow.

  29. Heather,
    I know what you mean. My last house had a yard not suited for vegetable gardens. I ended up going to the farmer's market a lot. Thanks for stopping by.

  30. Mainly flowers so far....but we have raspberries,a new blackberry bush,rhubarb, tomatoes and peppers going.

  31. The Bluest Butterfly,
    Oh, blackberries. You're lucky. Happy Gardening.

  32. Ooh, I love peas straight from the pod! And fresh basil makes everything taste better. Yum!

    We only have a handful of chives leftover from the previous tenant ...