Friday, June 12, 2009

Big Veggies

I almost forgot to post about the big veggies today so it was getting a little dark out. I almost had to start "flashing" in the garden like Granny, hehe.

A huge head of Oak Leaf Lettuce. About the size of two tomato cages.

My monster Broccoli plants that are almost dwarfing the ugly a/c unit.
The front corner is late planted Romanesco Broccoli & Kohlrabi in the middle.
The weedy grassy things are onion sets.

The Topsy's are doing well with this one being the largest. This plant is
Chocolate Stripes and is actually visible when photographed in low light.

Mister Early in my palm, not huge but I'm content for such an early tom.

The 'Green Arrow' Shelling Peas. They are about 36" high and
full of blooms and wee peas.

The broad beans are also about 36" high now.

The last big thing I could find is the garlic. They all have really thick
stems and flowers that I am supposed to pick off.


  1. That is indeed ONE BIG Oak Leaf lettuce plant! Holy smokes... what have you been feeding that thing?!

    All the garden plants are looking very healthy and are growing well. They appear quite happy in your care.

  2. Good progress, Dan! That lettuce is really big, and will make some good salads, I bet!

  3. Dan,

    Everything in your garden grows so well! I have no "big" plants yet :( Yours is looking so healthy too.

    BTW, I think this is my first time officially commenting on ur blog. I've been blog-stalking you for a bit now though haha. Love your blog.


  4. Well it's all looking great, both big and small! Plenty of food for the future there.

  5. You have garlic scapes :> I've been having fun figuring out how to eat them. My favorite so far is garlic scape salad dressing. Yum.

  6. Wow everything is looking very lush You will have quite the crop of peas!

  7. That lettuce is uncanny! lol Please tell me your lettuce secret. I just pulled all of mine recently. I guess you thinned them out as they got bigger? I noticed another kind of lettuce next to the Oak Leaf. How far apart do you end up spacing them?

  8. This is the first year that I've planted broccoli, and I'm amazed at how big they're getting without even seeing the heads beginning to grow.

    It's a nice way to hide the a/c unit though! What with all your resourcefulness, you should build something around the unit to conceal it! Hubby and I are considering doing that ourselves, but maybe I just need to relocate the broccoli. :)