100 Foot Diet Update

Because the kids are out playing in the tent I set up in the backyard, I have a couple more minutes to share a SECOND blog post with you, yes two in one day!! SO here is a pictorial update on our suburban gardening adventures, or, as I call it, our 100 foot diet.

The Overview
The Overview

 

 

Yes, these are the four little garden boxes I built in our front yard.

In the closest two are our potatoes which have exploded in growth. I have not yet dug around to see what they are setting for spuds, soon enough.

 

The Beet and Carrot Box
The Beet and Carrot Box

 

 

This box, is the bed of carrots and beets. The first seeding of beets are almost ready. They are the size of an enlarged golf ball. Just the perfect size for a summer feast.

The carrots are still pretty much baby-sized. Our girls love eating them fresh from the garden. I have at least three plantings in here so the yield will be sustained over a few weeks.

Beet Greens
Beet Greens

The beets have grown extraordinary greens. Same with the carrots. Obviously the soil is rich in something that makes the greens grow. I will have to figure out what that is see what I can add to the soil this winter to get more root production.

 

 

 

 

Leeks
Leeks

 

The leeks are doing well. I’m sensing potato and leek soup in my future.

 

 

And then the prodigious zucchinis have set their first go around of production in place. I love zucchinis so the four plants will keep us set.

Zucchinis
Zucchinis

 

 

 

 

And then the funniest thing, three times I have planted two rows of bush beans (I can’t stand climber beans!) and this is the single bean plant that has poked his head out of the ground. Odd.

Mr Bean
Mr Bean

 

 

 

And that is it for today! The 100 foot diet adventure continues.

 

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