The garden is growing really well these days! I’m sure it could be hotter, weather-wise, for the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant – but I love this cooler weather.

Garden overview, June 12:

garden, June 12

garden, june 12

The cucumber is climbing! We got exactly 1 cucumber last year, but I have high hopes for this one.


The sweet cherry peppers are flowering…

pepper flower

..and little ones are appearing!

sweet cherry pepper

The zucchini also failed rather spectacularly last year, but this year we have 130L tubs to grow in! Pretty flower with a tiny zucchini behind it.


We have two types of Asian eggplant growing – white and magenta. I also sowed some radishes in there to make the most of the space.


The peas are giant, and just started flowering.


A new variety of tomato for me this year – Riesenstraube. Looking good, nice and bushy.

Riesenstraube tomato

The bigger tomatoes are flowering too!

tomato flowers

The indoor herbs are doing well too, though the lettuce was over-seeded and got all leggy. This morning I harvested what there was, took out the stems, and re-seeded more thinly for a new crop.

indoor herbs

In crafting news, I finally finished this guy – and one row of my Superhero alphabet.


And I started a new summery shrug, out of madelinetosh pashmina. I had to take the weekend off to rest my arm, but I’m hoping to get lots done this week.

summery shrug



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5 responses to “grooo-oow”

  1. Kala Avatar

    Your garden looks great – I love the containers you used for the tomatoes!

  2. Allison Avatar

    Excited to see more of the superhero alphabet! I know someone who may need one of those…

  3. Mo Avatar

    Hi – love your container gardening. Curious why you have to wrap everything in netting or hardware cloth (can’t tell but it looks like netting). Thanks!

  4. lilirious Avatar

    wow your urban garden looks amazing! I need to bunny-proof my plants like this.

  5. Brandy Avatar

    I am so impressed with your use of porch space for growing veg. I tried myself a bit, but just didn’t have the room. You’ve got great variety, though – very jealous! I hope you have a bumper crop of all these yummies.

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