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Today I thought I would share with you all my garden after 1 month of planting. Many feel it is hard to grow your own food, but it is not.  Lets take a look at a few things I am growing in my garden.

Note, I have yet to plant my warm weather crops, it is just now warming up here in Wisconsin.  

Look at this picture below.  I call this my seed garden.  Everything in this bed was planted from seed and grew this big in only 4 weeks!  Impressive isn’t it?  

I also call this my salad bed.  It consist of all salad greens with the exception of the sugar snap peas growing in the back…but hey, that goes on a salad right?

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This is my red sail lettuce.  I love this lettuce because it is very slow to bolt to seed and last all the way through July.  It gets HUGE!  

You will be shocked when I show you this lettuce next month, it will be triple the size it is now.

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LOVE my kale, and can not get enough of it.  I have several kale plants growing right now and I’m wondering if I planted enough!  Almost ready for harvest!

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Broccoli has been hit or miss for me.  Here in Wisconsin, we have cold springs so you would think that broccoli would do well because it is a cool weather crop, but we heat up quickly.

Last week it was 30F and I was covering my plants and today as I type this post, it is hitting 80F!  Quite a change, and broccoli shoots to seed very quickly in my area.

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I love spinach.  Guess whats for dinner tonight?  As I was shooting these photos, I noticed that yes….my spinach is beginning to seed…Popeye will be proud of me this week as I eat up all my spinach! :)

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My all time favorite herb to cook with is thyme!  This plant will get very big so I will have plenty all summer long.

What is your favorite herb to cook with?

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I really don’t know what kind of greens I have growing here.  I had a few packets of mixed blend seeds and I see some arugula in here but other than that these greens are a bit of a mystery.  

I will let you know how they taste.  Do you recognize any?  If so please let me know what they are in the comment section below.

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These salad greens are so delicate in flavor and brighten any salad up.

Who says that salad has to be just one shade of green…nope not mine, I have purple, dark green, brown, light green and look at all these amazing textures.

Ever seen anyone this excited about salad greens?  Yep, that’s me! 

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Here is my romaine lettuce.  I lost a few heads of this to a frost, but have 2 remaining.  Not a problem, don’t think I have to much of a shortage on greens.

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This is my first year growing edible flowers.  No buds yet, but I suspect that this plant will thrive in late July.

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And yes, my strawberry plant!  This year I am growing 5 different varieties.  If you haven’t seen my post on how get more strawberries off of your strawberry plants, be sure to check it out.

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I have two favorite herbs to add to my salad.  Dill and cilantro.  I forgot to take a picture of my cilantro but it is thriving!

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The Mystery Plant

Ok, so need a bit of help.  Have a mystery plant that I am stumped on. I did not plant it, it just showed up. Could it be leftover from last year, or maybe a bird dropped it or it might have been in the compost that I purchased this year.  Anyone know what this is?

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And there is my garden after 1 month of planting!  I think it is absolutely amazing that so much food can be grown in such little space, very little effort and in such a short period of time!

Happy gardening everyone!

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What do you have planted in your garden?

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8 thoughts on “My Garden After 1 Month of Planting!”

  1. Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says:

    Yep you sure can Patty! Here is my post on harvesting a different way that makes much more sense!
    http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/gardening/a-smarter-way-to-harvest-your-organic-produce/

  2. Eryn Lynum says:

    Halle, first–your garden looks fantastic! Second, what do you do with Thyme? I have grown it in the past, but never know quite what to do with it. Also, is there a simple way to get it off the stem?

    1. hallecottis says:

      Eryn LynumThanks Eryn!  I love thyme and thyme will last all the way to winter months so I use it a ton in the fall for soups.  I also use it in marinades and sauces.
      To peel the leaves off easily at the base of the stem hold 2 fingers firmly and slide it down to the other end and all the leaves should easily fall off.

  3. Katie says:

    Your garden looks so good! That mystery plant definitely looks like dill to me.

  4. MichelleJenningsLeary says:

    Mystery plant looks like a sunflower!  What did it turn out to be?

    1. hallecottis says:

      MichelleJenningsLeary I agree with the sunflower.  It is still growing so we will see. :)

  5. Eustace Drew says:

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