Tuesday, August 23, 2011

KinderGARDENS Q is for Quantity

Here is what is growing well:
  • Cucumbers - 4 batches of pickles and relish worth
  • Okra - Just starting to grow and they look good
  • Beans - Pinto and Cow which are drying out on the bush now
  • Corn that is trying to stand up under the weight of the beans
  • Tomatoes - lots of varieties weaving in and out of each other

Here is what did ok, meaning we harvested at least some tiny thing and ate it:
  • Onions - none bigger than a 50 cent bouncy ball
  • Garlic - small cloves this year
  • Lettuce - 1 of 3 plots produced
  • Beans - Purple and white which are strangling our corn
  • Paris Carrot - I ate one the size of a marble
Here is what came up but didn't do anything:
  • Chives
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Parsnips
Here is what we know we planted but there are no signs of it now:
  • Peace Pipe
  • Leeks
  • Radish


  1. It's so fascinating to me what grows well in different parts of the country. Heck, even my neighbor and I argue about what's easy or difficult to grow.

    Hmmm... did you plant your chives from seed? They take a year to really get established.

  2. oh, i'll come over and sneak some cucumbers from you. i planted some, but they somehow disappeared - they belong in the last category for us. :)

    i would love to try growing pinto or some other kind of bean sometime, but hubby and kiddo won't eat them, so i'm not sure there's much point. sigh...but i love beans!

  3. I am surprised by what grows here too. Last year we could grow zucchini, after improving the soil they won't grow.

    The chives were from seed and starters.

    Come to Iowa and take some cucumbers, I am pickled out!

  4. I love how you categorized your garden plants. I have some in each category as well.