We planted most of our crops (we have crops!) four weeks ago. Everything is coming up, some more nicely than others, and while I can't imagine that we will actually have full-grown lettuces, peas and squash in the backyard, it is fun just watching the little seedlings grow.
As of this morning:
|Broccoli, with spinach in the foreground.|
|Spaghetti squash! So fun to watch it grow because the leaves are |
|Cute, cute sugar snap pea shoots. Something has been chomping on|
some of them, though.
|Really slow-growing arugula with more squash in the back.|
|Basil, which is doing really poorly.|
|In the brown planter, arugula seedlings bought from a neighbor. In the |
yellow, basil seedlings bought at a local nursery. In the purple, mint
growing from seed. Except it doesn't look like mint to me. We'll see what
Also recently found in our garden:
This is a Levantine viper. It was in my backyard last weekend. Not this exact one. I was too busy being paralyzed with fear to take a photo. My neighbor killed it with a shovel. Wikipedia has since informed me that it is an endangered species. I should probably feel bad about that, but my kids play in the yard. So I don't.