The Veggie Beds

The veggie beds are beginning to grow rapidly.  It is so exciting to watch everything reaching for the sun and growing noticeably everyday.  Right now we have 3 raised beds, plus potted veggies in the front along with a couple tomato plants mixed amongst the herbs in the front herb bed.  The more they grow, the more excited I get about harvest season! 

In the ground and pots we are growing 4 types of peppers (Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano and Banana), 8 varieties of tomatoes (a plant for each at the moment - Celebrity, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Better Boy, Cherry, Yellow Pear, Early Girl and Arkansas Traveler), cucmbers (I was so afraid these were not going to come up, now I can't believe how many are going crazy - all are Straight 8's as I have found these are great all around cukes for both slicing and canning), pole beans, several different lettuce strains (spicy, butter crunches and romaines but different strains of all), potatoes (red and yellow), onions (red and yellow as well), Tatume Squash and Watermelon.  We are going to put in pumpkins and a couple more tomatoes before the end of the month along with staking out another bed.  We have 2 types of pears (Shinto and La Conte) and 2 types of apples (Mollie's Delicious and Granny Smith) which are new to us this year as well.  I feel like I am starting to get a handle on growing veggies better.  I'm pretty confident with the ornamentals and herbs, but veggies I have my specialties and then my not so successful attempts.  I can grow cucumbers, pole beans and usually tomatoes with over abundance, but other veggies were alluding me.  I did alot of studying this year though, combing blogs and books alike.  So now I am ready to grow with gusto!  We'll see how it turns out...

What is growing in your garden?  Hope it's as exciting for you as it is for me!  Peace!!