Gardening photo of the week

Like all gardeners, we love taking a walk through the garden in the morning. Well, really at any time of day.

And we have so many photos of not only herbs and vegetables but also seedlings, mild peppers, hot peppers, ghost peppers, pollinators, bee-imposters, aphids, white flies, leaf miners, and the list goes on.

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Gardening photos August 2022

Gardening photo of the week: 8 August – 14 August 2022

Start basil from seed every two weeks for continual supply all summer
Starting basil from seed every two weeks for fresh basil, pesto and Salsa Verde all summer
Protecting pepper plant from pests, snails and slugs
Neem oil and water solution is not the only way we keep pests, snails, and slugs at bat
Young mint plants are great for making Salsa Verde
Young leaves make for tastier eating. Harvest your mint plants the right way safely.
Garlic scape left to "bloom"
We harvest most but not all garlic scapes. Some scapes are left to “bloom” on the plant

Gardening photo of the week: 1 August – 7 August 2022

Growing sage from cuttings
It takes patience to propagate sage from cuttings but I do recommend you try
Lemongrass grown from stem cuttings and stalks
Remember the lemongrass I started from store-bought stalks and cuttings?
Large: French tarragon plant grown from cuttings
I started this French tarragon plant indoors from a cutting earlier this year
Harvest ready cherry tomatoes
For me, it is a luxury to pick fresh cherry tomatoes every morning.

Gardening photos July 2022

Gardening photo of the week: 25 July – 31 July 2022

Swiss chard is great for stir fries and salads
Swiss chard is a must for stir-fries, veggie smoothies, and raw salads
Picking ripe cherry tomatoes
Nothing beats eating cherry tomatoes fresh off the vine
Chives are given for stir fries and with pickled herring
Chives attract pollinators and are a must in veggie stir-fries
Large: Scallions (spring onions or green onions) have a milder taste than most other alliums
Scallions are milder than most other alliums and work great in green salads

Gardening photo of the week: 18 July – 24 July 2022

Flowers attract pollinators for bigger tomato, pepper and vegetable harvests
Flowers that attract pollinators like bees are important when you grow peppers, tomatoes, and vegetables.
Pepper harvest of cayenne peppers, Padron peppers and a smattering of Spanish peppers for hot sauce
Harvest Spanish Padron peppers, cayenne peppers, and Spanish peppers for making hot sauce.
Butterflies are beautiful and also help pollinate your herbs and plants
Butterflies are beautiful and pollinate your herbs and plants.
Growing tomatoes without cages or support in raised garden bed mulched with straw
Growing tomatoes without cages of other support on a mulched raised garden bed

Gardening photo of the week: 11 July – 17 July 2022

Yellowing pepper leaves
I have learned that yellowing leaves on pepper plants do not have to be a problem
Flowering Striped Stuffer beefsteak tomato plant with fruits
Flowering Striped Stuffer beefsteak tomato plant with green fruits
Bhut Jolokia ghost pepper plant grown from seed
Vibrant green ghost pepper fruit is about to start turning red any day now
Habanero and Jalapeno plants growing together
Growing habanero and jalapeno pepper plants in our greenhouse

Gardening photo of the week: 4 July – 10 July 2022

Flowering lavender plant
The flowering lavender plants have many uses besides attracting pollinators
A tired pollinator bumble bee resting on my hand
Bumble bee taking a well-deserved rest after pollinating tomatoes, peppers, and fruits.
Growing beefsteak tomatoes in DIY grow bags
Ripening beefsteak tomato plants growing in our fabric DIY grow bags.
Large: Test harvesting a couple of garlic plants
Test harvesting garlic plants to see how the bubs are developing.

Gardening photos June 2022

Gardening photo of the week 27 June – 3 July 2022

Spanish cayenne peppers started from seeds
Spanish cayenne peppers, a vital ingredient in my pepper hot sauce
Parsley started from seeds
Parsley is one of the 4 fines herbes of French cuisine (also chives, tarragon, and chervil)
Growing garlic with corn salad to keep snails and pests away
Growing garlic with corn salad helps keep unwanted bugs, snails and pests away
Growing fennel for bulbs and fennel greens
We grow fennel for the delicate fennel greens as well as the fennel bulbs

Gardening photo of the week: 20 June – 26 June 2022

Growing garlic bulbs in containers
Growing garlic bulbs in containers for late summer / early fall harvest
Chard is a great summer green
Chard is a great summer green for omelets, stir-fries, and hot salads
Beefsteak tomato plants growing in raised garden beds
Growing staked beefsteak tomato plants in a raised garden bed
Aphids feasting on a Spanish Padron pepper calls for Neem oil solution
Aphids feasting on a Spanish Padron pepper, time for Neem oil spray solution

Gardening photo of the week: 13 June – 19 June 2022

Spanish pardon peppers ripening
Spanish Padron peppers are great as tapas chilies
Habanero pepper developing on pepper plant started from seed
Habaneros starting to develop
Cherry tomatoes showing first signs of reddish hue
Cherry tomatoes with a reddish hue
Beefsteak tomatoes take longer to mature
Beefsteak tomatoes are slower to grow and develop

Gardening photo of the week: 6 June – 12 June 2022

Rooting sage cutting in water
Rooting sage cutting in water
Ripening cherry tomatoes early June
Cherry tomato plants in early June
Ghost pepper plant
Ghost pepper plants develop slower than milder peppers
Aphids and whiteflies on pepper plant
Whiteflies and aphids on a leaf from a cayenne pepper plant