Vegetating…

vegetating

present participle of veg·e·tate(Verb)

Verb
  1. Live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way.
  2. (of a plant or seed) Grow; sprout.

How different the two definitions are!

Our vegetating is of the second type – DEFINITELY not the first!

The garden is awesome this year — bigger than ever and thriving with the rain!  Thankfully we have’t had a washout – the plants were all well established before the downpours that have been occuring, so the roots are holding them fast.

Here are our snow peas, beets (with a second planting of beets just added between them), and mixed lettuce – with a bit of the purple carrots visible on the far right.  Behind them you can see the potato patch…

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Here you can see the shelling peas on the left, followed by rows and rows of green beans, again with the potato patch behind.

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And here’s the potato patch.  And to the far right are the sweet potato vines.

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And how do we keep it looking so nice?  LOTS of weeding on the weekends, evenings, and any time we can!

Our Mantis tiller is one of our favorite tools!

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Our second favorite tool is our selection of Warren hoes:

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And here are some shots of vegetating goodness!

The garlic:

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We should be harvesting it next month!

 

Onion:

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Some of the tomatoes:

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A little closer…

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Summer Squash:

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Cukes:

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Butternut squash:

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Baby grapes:

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Sweet potato vines:

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Sweet corn…will it be “Knee High by the Fourth of July”???

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Guess it depends on who’s knee!

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