garden 2014 // week 2

Two weeks into this garden experiment, and things continue to grow, especially the zucchini! I’m worried that I might not have allotted enough space for it as it’s kind of overpowering the butternut squash. We also got a few new plants this week: a raspberry bush and some heirloom pole beans from my neighbor across the street (thank you, Rebecca!); and a bit of mint that I acquired from the garden at the Primary School. Their mint is completely out of control, so I’m sure it won’t be missed. Having battled a mint infestation at one of our prior homes, my one word of advice is that you should NEVER plant mint outside of a pot, unless you want it everywhere. We also had our first “harvest,” though it was really just a broken chard leaf. I fed it to Zane. (I also sampled the basil — time to make pesto!)

garden 2014 // week two 1
new plants collage
garden 2014 // week two 2
swiss chard collage
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garden 2014 // week two 3

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. WendySH
    June 20, 2014 / 10:47 am

    Beautiful Garden! Did Zane like the Chard? I have never tried it.

    • June 20, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      He did, actually! He’s a pretty adventurous eater. Plus, the novelty of picking and eating something that he grew himself probably made it more palatable. We picked some more this afternoon — nothing beats sun-kissed food straight out of the ground.

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