Good Morning Garden

Garlic scape: the pink balls inside are the mini-bulb garlic seeds.

Garlic scape: the pink balls inside are the mini-bulb garlic seeds.

A volunteer Hartman's Giant Amaranth plant lit up by the sun!

A volunteer Hartman’s Giant Amaranth plant lit up by the sun!

I’ve relocated most of the amaranth volunteers to one area of the garden, but there are still a couple in the tomato area.

Soybean plants; first time we've tried growing these

Soybean plants; first time we’ve tried growing these

Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop Squash with lots of Purslane around it

Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop Squash with lots of Purslane around it

Purslane grows wild around here but I also planted a bunch of seeds last year and now there are tons of volunteers. It is an edible green (tastes lemony), has a shallow root system and provides good ground cover to block out weeds.

The same squash pictured above, panning out

The same squash pictured above, panning out

The beans are slowly but surely growing up the teepee.

The beans are slowly but surely growing up the teepee.

Colorful plant "litter" (mimosa tree blossoms)

Colorful plant “litter” (mimosa tree blossoms)

The big fluffy mass is asparagus.

The big fluffy mass is asparagus.

The tall thing with the tiny yellow flowers is a parsnip.

The tall thing with the tiny yellow flowers is a parsnip.

I planted parsnips in that area 3 years ago and this plant keeps popping up. I actually think it is lovage not parsnips. They are very similar plants. The leaves are very fragrant, earthy and sweet. The roots (that I have dug up in the past) did look like parsnips but had a softer texture (not hard and crunchy like a carrot). Parsnips and lovage can be used in the exact same way so it doesn’t really matter what it is officially hahah!

8 thoughts on “Good Morning Garden

  1. awmson

    Love the garden. Mine r very small now, but they r bigger than they have been for 10 yrs. My bigger one is 10’x10′. In the future I will have more gardens like yours. Just beautiful!!

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