Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Veggie Patch

I scurried out to the front garden where my veggie patch lies to take some snaps in the late evening sun. I love this time of day. We are the last area of the inland valley to get a coastal breeze according to Sunset Garden Guide. We are zone 9. Every afternoon a nice breeze picks up and cools us down. 

One plant of zucchini I find is enough for us. Otherwise it is coming out of your ears. 

The first sunflower has opened. This is the multi branch variety great for cutting. It is so tall. The flower is around nine feet tall.

The tomatoes are ripening. These are early girl and true to their name, I have already picked three tomatoes. 

A ripening zuchinni.

Hiding in there is a cucumber blossom. The cukes are only about two inches long right now. Won't pick any for a couple more weeks. Last year I didn't buy one store bought cuke for months, we picked so many from our little plot.

Chives thrive year long here but are exploding right now.

This is it. My small veggie plot in the front yard. It had roses in it but I tore them out years ago.

I have so many volunteer tomato plants. I never know what they will be until I see some tomatoes on there.

I'm a bad gardener. My tools are always left where I was working last. 


  1. oh I love this garden,,

  2. Wow, wonderful garden and you are picking veggies already. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  3. Beautiful pics! It makes me miss my big organic garden I used to have! Some day...some day. For now it is container gardening for me.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh my! Sunflowers all ready...I won't see any until Oct. unless the pesky squirrels get to them first. :) I love your garden very cheerful and your tools left behind just makes things look that more rustic to me. Thanks for visiting me.
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Wow, love your garden. Wish I lived in a warm climate! Actually, I lived in Los Angeles many years ago-but at that time I didn't have a garden-was too busy working. Oh well. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. You are so busy....I admire you for being the best homemaker in America!!!

  7. Everything looks great!
    It's so encouraging to see what you can grow in a smaller vegie patch.
    Your pics give me hope for our very new attempts :-)
    bless you..Trish

  8. Lovely garden! You are so lucky ~ it's still cold here.

    Susan and Bentley

  9. Wow, I wish I had a veg patch like that! Just love the sunflower!

  10. Everything looks happy and healthy! Enjoy:@)

  11. I love veggie gardens. I'll take some of the squash! :D :D Happy Holiday!

  12. Your veggie patch is wonderful!!! I may have to take a cue from you and plant a veggie garden in the front. My back yard is sloped, not good for garden beds.

  13. Pretty veggies and WAY farther along than ours here on the frozen tundra!

  14. Such a wonderful vegtable patch.

    Looking forward to having you be a part of "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2".

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Lovely garden you have growing. I am amazed at how far along you are in the season compared to Oregon this year. You are in early August and we are in late March it seems. Send sun our way please!

  16. I love the garden sign! Cute, cute garden!

  17. Great pictures! I love that you're gardening in the front. I have several friends who lament that they have too much shade in the back yard to garden but would "never" have veggies in the front. Yours is beautiful.

  18. I'm the exact same way! I leave my garden tools EVERYWHERE!! They are constantly scattered throughout my yard. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one :) Do you have three of every tools like I do? ;)