Sunday, May 5, 2013

Broccoli and cauliflower and carrots, oh my!

Mom got it together and planted a late winter garden this year. 
Thanks to the cool weather and oodles of rain, it's doing great!

It's just a little garden bed, 4'x4', but it's got some goodies in it. 

 There's carrots, those lacy looking leaves.
This is the spinach. 

 And broccoli! We even have little heads forming! 
PS. If you see those holes in your cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), look for little green worms. They will eat 100% of your plant. Pick them off or use an organic pesticide like Bt (bacillus thuringiensis) or neem oil. Safe for eating and doesn't kill birds or beneficial insects like bees. 

We also have potatoes and cauliflower growing. Hopefully in a few weeks, we'll have a nice harvest of broccoli and cauliflower. Carrots and potatoes will take a little longer. The spinach should be growing better, but there may be too much shade from the broccoli and cauliflower. 

When everything is done, mom will trade these out for some summer crops. We have a summer bed too with tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, zucchini and squash. Mom will plant the same thing in the winter bed so we have more produce all summer and into fall. 

Yay for fresh veggies!
And yes, that fence is up to keep us from helping ourselves to the produce.


  1. Nice garden, I bet you get some of those tasty veggies soon

    urban hounds

  2. Yes Dad has to fence us from the garden too. We have tomato plants in, soon the squash!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  3. Broccoli, did you say BROCCOLI??? I'll be RIGHT OVER!!!
    If you wake up and it's all gone, blame those pesky bugs, not me. lol


    What a beautiful garden.

  4. Have you tasted anything yet. Grab it when moms not looking
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wow, I can't believe you guys already have some veggies growing! It's warmed up here in Chicago but only since like a week ago - and I wouldn't be surprised if it decided to snow tomorrow. I'd love to try a fresh carrot one day - carrots are my FAVORITE. Although I think you ladies need to puts your minds to gether and figure out a way to dismantle that dang fence!


  6. Yum! Your garden looks great but I'm sure you girls think it'll look even better once it's all in your belly!

  7. Nice garden! Mama planted one tomato plant this year. We promised to stay out of it (she put it in a barrel planter with a cage around it)!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  8. Looks at that garden, how delicious. I wish Mum would get her butt in gear and plant some tasty stuff here!


  9. Yum!!!! I love all of those veggies! Scarlet isn't a big veg fan but I think even she'd like those :)

    Meredith & Scarlet