Weekend Photos: Sprouts, Flowers, and Figs
September 12, 2009 by Amelia
Since I re-started this blog back in the spring I have made it a point to post once per day. But now that the garden is producing a bit less, I’m cutting down to six posts a week and making my usual Sunday Photos feature into – ta da! – Weekend Photos. Clever, I know.
The good news is that my haphazard seeding strategy seems to have worked. There are things sprouting in all of my beds. And though half of those sprouts are probably weeds, I can recognize a good number of veggie sprouts in there too. The photos below show the sprouts I can identify. Plus, see below for some pretty flower photos and a peek into my most recent harvest bag.
The long-leafed sprouts are spinach and the heart-shaped leaves are probably brassicas - kale or mustard greens, most likely.
A delicate little green onion sprouting up from the dirt. The other sprouts are probably weeds.
Beet sprouts. You can already see the color on the stems - some of these will be golden and others will be red or Chioggia.
Carrot sprouts. I will have to thin them extensively as they get bigger.
The Janie Harmony marigolds I started from seed have become bushy and plentiful.
I'm told this is a Passion Flower. These amazing blooms are produced by a vine that has trailed along a fence next to the compost pile at the community garden. Totally stunning.
There are still a few things coming out of my late summer garden. Chard and chives are always plentiful, and I found some long-lost purple basil in among some weeds. And the fig trees are starting to produce juicy ripe figs. I'm going to make some fig jam with the figs pictured here.