The Garden Still Grows…

Garden Update!

Life has been interesting the past few months, that’s for sure. The activities which center me and allow me to process life’s uncertainties the most are endurance cardio and gardening. So, as we figure out how to stay safe from coronavirus while simultaneously fighting the ongoing plague of racism in our country, there are these things which allow the time and space to grieve, let go of anger and anxiety, and determine courses of action. And despite the challenges of life this year, the garden was planted, and it continues to need attention, weeding, and watering. And it continues to grow.

Taken with my iPhone with a cheap macro lens attachment

My existing flower beds have moved on from the columbine from early spring to the coneflowers and St. John’s wort of early summer.

St. John’s Wort

My collards are ready to be harvested. I’ll pick the larger leaves this week.

One pair of my raised beds. Collards in the foreground. You can see two squash plants and a tomato plant in between the beds which are directly in the ground.

Some of my tomatoes have babies, and my jalapeño plant also has blooms and babies!

This is an heirloom yellow variety. My mother in law loves yellow tomatoes, so I planted a few varieties with her in mind! The first of my big tomatoes to grow babies!
A macro shot of a baby tomato on one of my cherry tomato plants. This one is a yellow variety as well.

My squash… well, that’s a mixed bag. The ones I planted directly in the ground are not flourishing, but they are surviving. I had one in a bed that died (it was replaced with the jalapeño plant) and another one in a bed that is doing very well with multiple baby squash.

One of the squash plants which are in the ground.

The potatoes are looming large. I’m waiting for blooms and dying off before harvesting, and my butter beans are climbing the trellises I provided for them.

The second pair of raised beds. The bed to the left is all potatoes. I have tomatoes in the middle in the ground, a couple also in the bed on the right, and the rest of that bed is butter beans.

Here’s hoping that the wildlife will leave some of the fruits of my labor for us!

Macro shot of a tomato bloom.

Sorry I don’t have anything more thought provoking to offer this week. As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

2 thoughts on “The Garden Still Grows…

  1. Your garden is doing much better than mine, haha! Covid really killed my spring planting plans. I had the same problem with my squash plants last year. One of the three came through. Looking forward to Fall so I can plant some “cool Arizona weather” crops.

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