Over this summer I have chronicled my first ever venture at gardening. It’s been a fun experience and this week I was finally able to harvest my first vegetables. If you want to check out the step-by-step process you can read my previous posts: My Garden in the Making Part 1, My Garden in the Making Part 2, and The Weeds Were Taking Over.
The following pictures are snapshots of the progress that my garden has made and some of the “veggies of my labor”.
In the top left corner you can see my very healthy and prosperous cucumber plant. At this point it is taking over the rest of the garden. It’s spread itself the entire width of my allotted space and is producing an abundance of vegetation. So much so that I am practically forcing all of my friends to take some.
In the top right corner you can see the first ever pickings from my garden. On my first day of picking I was able to pluck three fully grown and delicious cucumbers and one lovely green pepper. My green pepper plant has not been as fruitful as the others, but it’s been a wet and hot summer so it’s to be expected.
In the bottom left corner you can see a large plant surrounded by carrots on the ground. I did not plant anything in this spot so I am unsure of what this plant is, but it looks like one of my neighbor’s plants so its possible the seed fell on my soil. Or it could be a weed. It’s definitely a possibility. If you have insight as to what this giant plant is please fill me in. I’m clueless.
In the bottom right corner you can see my lovely tomato plant. I am anxiously awaiting the ripening of my first tomatoes, but as you can see my tomatoes are plentiful. They’re also my favorite of the vegetables so I am excited to taste my first homegrown tomato!
Not bad for a newbie, right? It’s been a great learning experience and I’ve really fallen in love with the idea of growing and caring for my own vegetable plants. I hope to update once again when the rest of the vegetables are ready to be picked.