Monday, May 25, 2015

End of May Garden Update in an RV

 I don't think that I've posted a garden update for a while, so here goes. Above is my watercress. It's easy to grow. I put a pot of really good soil into another container and dropped down some aquarium airstones on a splitter to make sure that the water doesn't sit stagnant. I then seeded the watercress on top of the soil and let it rip. Pretty cool, huh?
 This cardboard is not going to be there after tomorrow. What started out as a good idea did not work out that way. KiKi loves that stuff, though.
 This is a romaine type lettuce called Flashy Trout Back.
 Verde tomatillos. I grow these to make green salsa and enchilada sauce with.
 Another look at the tomatillos. I put them at the end of one of the raised beds.
 This bed contains the tomatillos, turnips, an assortment of carrots, golden beets, various types of lettuce and a few calendulas.
 This is a pot of New Zealand spinach. We love this stuff!
 Another look at my root veggie raised bed.
 To the left is a Green Zebra heirloom tomato. Next to it is a San Marzano. The Green Zebra are awesome to put on burgers or add into salads and the San Marzano tomatoes are a paste tomato and great for cooking down into a delicious marinara sauce or homemade ketchup.
 I have some green onions planted and a mystery pot.

 This tomato is called Dwarf Shadow Boxing. I'm not sure how big this guy will get. I planted marigolds around it. I hope the marigolds don't grow taller than this dude does!
 I saved the seeds from the nasturtiums I grew last year. I seeded my middle raised bed with them. I also planted two pots of them behind. I hope that this will make a "waterfall" of nasturtiums.
 Cilantro...from saved seed from last year.
 This is a Caspian Pink tomato...great all purpose heirloom tomato that can be cooked into a sauce, used for making salsa or those delicious tomato sandwiches in the summertime!
 This is a Red Zebra. It's an heirloom, but a newer heirloom. I can't give you a run down on this variety because the one I was growing last year was broken off by the drunk idiots that lived next to us. I never got to try one.
 In this bed are 2 Black Krims. Black Krims are a Russian heirloom tomato variety. I think these are our favorite all-purpose tomato. I also have a Yellow Brandywine and a German.
 Front beds.
Celeriac...I planted this last year and it's still growing.

Jazzy lettuces and spinach.

Red Orach...very edible.

Corn Salad or Mache

I can't remember, off hand, this lettuce variety.

Prickly Pear Cacti...starting to flower.

My first mini rose...still going strong!

French Tarragon

My potato box


Peas and a jalapeno pepper plant

Comfrey. I steep the leaves of this to make a tea that I feed to the tomatoes.

Italian Dandelion

Concord Grapes

Lamb's Ear



Asparagus. I'm going to move all the asparagus to the middle raised bed after this growing season.

Curry plant

Red Veined Sorrel or Bloody Dock

Blueberries...Pink Lemonade Blueberries.

My rose garden

Calendula...from saved seeds from last year.

Bob picked out the flowers in this pot. Not bad, Bob...not bad at all!


Lemon Thyme


Egyptian Walking Onions...these are starting to bulb out.

Pretty little tomatoes, all in a row!

 Just a few more types of tomatoes that I'm growing this year.

So, thanks for taking the garden tour. Until next time, PEACE!