Suburban Garden Experiment – Photo Update

Another month is in the books with my Garden and I am finally able to realize a little bit of the fruits of my labors. I am not measuring things out and calculating every dollar I am saving on my garden. I might look into it next year but right now I am still trying to get the hang of gardening in general. I apologize in advance if this page takes some time to load but it is all about the pictures so lets get to it.

On April 13th I provided my April Update on my garden and this was what it looked like:

Two months later and I have this:

Raised Bed Gardens June Update

We have been able to pick two sweet banana peppers so far, and I am looking forward to the huge batch of Roma tomatoes I have coming up. Let me know if you have a good recipe for a tomato sauce for canning. In addition to the Roma tomatoes I have cherry tomatoes (pictured below) and slicing tomatoes (not pictured).

Peppers Romas


I have two zucchini plants, although only one of them as actually managed to start making zucchini so far. I also have some green beans which have finally started to train up my poles and some cucumber which I am trying to grow up a tomato cage.


cucumber zucchini

The only place where our harvesting is almost over is with the berries, we had a total of 27 blueberries on our bush this year, we have been able to pick most of those, in addition we had about 4 raspberries we got and are waiting on some blackberries. Hopefully both of these will produce a little better next year, the blueberry bush will be in its 3rd year and the raspberries and blackberries in their second.

berriesblueberry bush2

Finally I found a super bonus the other day when throwing so scraps into my compost bin. There was a huge thorny “weed” growing up through my fence. I got to looking at it closer and I realized it was a new Blackberry cane from a wild blackberry bush. But I found super double bonus when looking over the fence, cause here is what was waiting for me.

WildBlackberries wildcaneblackberry

I didn’t get any shots of my romaine lettuce spinach, or carrots, but then they aren’t very exciting. I don’t even know if there are any carrots under those big leafy green bits. We have picked a lot of the spinach so far for salads and various things. I will probably pluck most of it soon and do a sautéed spinach and mushrooms or something. I will then replant spinach to get some more. I also have two peach trees but I am not going to get any peaches out of it.  All of my peaches have been invaded by small squirmy wormy’s. I dont’ know what I am doing wrong but if you look at this last photo you will see a black spot on the peach. That is where the wormy went in, I don’t know how to keep this from happening but it looks like I have the problem on all of my peaches. Any advice would be great.

peach insect problem


1 SimplyForties June 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

I’m not sure there’s any “saving money” involved in gardening but it’s certainly rewarding and the food is a lot better! Good luck!

2 Dustin June 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Very nice job! We bought planter boxes and hid vegetables in our flower garden for now. Next year we hope to have something better.

3 Matt Jabs June 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Looking good bro…congrats!

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