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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My name is Kelli Ann Wilson (née Copeland), and I live in Walpole, NH. I am mama to Lillia (12) and Zane (5), and wife to Damian. My interests include: homemaking; photography; genealogy; gardening; and making things.

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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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