Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Little (BIG) Backyard Garden

I am floored by how quickly my garden has grown! Here's a picture of what it looks like today:

And what it looked like the day I planted - just SIX WEEKS ago!

I'm thrilled. To be honest, I kind of figured it was a toss up whether or not anything would take hold. But look at these beauties:

Squash blossoms!

We've only had one hiccup, which was an infestation of spider mites that devoured one whole spinach plant and part of my basil. A home remedy of 2 quarts water mixed with 1 T vegetable oil and a few drops of dish detergent sprayed at dusk seems to have cleared it up though. {fingers crossed} The bugs were annoying, but my 2 year-old has had an absolute blast getting to take a spray bottle to the garden every evening!

Have you planted yet? It's not too late! And don't forget to plant sweet basil so you can try this recipe!


  1. Congrats on your garden! Looks great!

  2. A garden looking like that! Wow! We SO don't have your climate here n New Brunswick, Canada!


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