Church Garden Jan/Feb Harvesting

Well, I added a new page to my blog for my church garden pictures, and then found out that I cannot post new “posts” there – So, instead I have added a new Category – Church Garden – for these updates.

So, here we go…. since I haven’t posted anything about the garden really, I am posting the pictures I took back in January/February and will have additional posts for each group of new pictures.

First up – Broccoli –  We let the broccoli continue to grow after the first harvesting, and each time we get smaller and smaller “heads” of broccoli, but you get more “heads” per plant.  I find these much more tender and a bit sweeter than the first harvest.

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Next up – Beets – I’m not a big fan of beets, and apparently neither are the folks who visit the church’s food bank, but aren’t the pretty?

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Cabbage anyone?

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These are our snap pea plants.  YUM

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We have a hot pepper plant that yields these tiny peppers that are HOT HOT HOT.  They are very popular with the church food bank patrons.

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Carrots!!  Lots and lots of carrots!

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Church Garden March 2012

Here is a great view of the church garden early one Saturday morning, not much planted at the time, as we were transitioning to the spring crops.

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We decided to leave our pepper plants in and see how they do this year since they survived the mild winter  –

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Bush beans, I planted these just 1 week prior to taking this picture – they sprouted up really fast!

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No garden is complete without flowers

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Cucumber plants just a couple weeks after being planted

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Cantelope plants, just transplanted to the garden.

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Big fat peppers!

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We are getting an abundance of peppers from the plants, and boy are the HOT HOT HOT!!!

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New Orange Tree

Our new/little satsuma orange tree that we planted late April.  The original orange tree in this spot didn’t survive the severe drought we had in southern Texas last summer.

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Replacement orange tree.  The original one died in the drought last summer