Weekly Garden Update

Every week I shoot about twice as many pictures as we actually post here.  The rest are in archives, but are there if I want to go back and look at something in particular.

Parsley & Cilantro

Swiss Chard

Broccoli & Peas

Dill, Peas, Garlic Scapes


We thought the Harvest this week was going to be slim and none, because the lettuce is all gone, and the last vestiges of the kale and mustard will be harvested later today.  But we harvested all the swiss chard this week, some broccoli, snow peas and sugar snap peas, dill, and the garlic scapes (to make cream cheese spread).  And we’ve been cutting individual stalks of celery for meals whenever we need them.  Add parsley, cilantro, and sage to the mix and the week looks pretty good.

Mostly everything is doing exceedingly well.  We have cabbages heading, and the potato crop is far and away the best one we’ve grown so far (based on the plants, anyway).

Cabbage 1

Cabbage 2


We have a single melon plant that didn’t make it, as well as a cherry pepper and a habanero.

We hooked up two more rain barrels that we had acquired as overflow barrels, so we now have six of them.  This will be a help since the current size of our garden was a bit much for the original four barrels.

For Christmas my father gave me the start of a drip irrigation system, and I’m hoping to start fiddling with that this week.

Roll me Over in the Clover

Tomatoes & Beets

Summer Squash Flower


Peas & Blossoms



The Side Boxes


Front Boxes

Black Peppermint


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9 Responses to “Weekly Garden Update”

  1. meemsnyc Says:

    Oh wow, those cabbages look perfect! I would also like to get some overflow rainbarrels too. How close together do you plant your peas?

  2. Diana Says:

    Your cabbage is forming their head nicely. I am so jelous you have fresh celery stalk to harvest;-). Nice harvest.

  3. Allison @ Novice Life Says:

    Oh wow your cabbages look awesome! What do you use yours for? I am planting some this year to make sauerkraut with and then some red cabbages for slaws and such.

    Your potato patch does look EXCELLENT!

  4. kitsapFG Says:

    I just started harvesting occassional stalks of celery this week myself. So nice to have fresh celery and green onions available again. Your garden is looking amazing! Everything is growing nicely and that potato patch is a thing of beauty. 😀

  5. Barbie Says:

    Is that a whole box of dill!? YIKES! DO you plan on pickling the whole world? LOL. Then again, I have only a tiny sprig. Doesn’t grow too well for me too hot I think.

    • foodgardenkitchen Says:

      No, not a whole large box of dill. I think you’re seeing the aspargus ferns. Dill has two 5 gallon containers. We do use it a lot though, not just for pickling. Fresh dill sauteed with summer squash is tasty. We also dry our extra herbs for winter use.

  6. Daphne Gould Says:

    Your garden is looking so wonderful. The cabbages look just wonderful. Mine are pretty far behind.

  7. Robin Says:

    Boy you are so far ahead of us here! Everything looks great!

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