Friday PhotoEssay

I realized this morning that I have all kinds of cool pictures to share this week, but I promised to do a year in review photoessay today. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to write some extra posts next week about the root vegetables, caterpillars on broccoli, and saving tomato seeds! Stay tuned for those in the next couple weeks.

The first “whole garden” pictures I took were on May 10th and I don’t think I missed any weeks between then and November. I’m going to be curious to see if there are weeks that we can see a big difference when they are side by side.

May 10, 2013. Lots or garlic, not much else.

May 17, 2013. Garlic plus a few seedlings.

May 24, 2013. Not much change that I can see!

May 31, 2013. Mulch!

June 6, 2013. Bigger plants? Less garlic?

June 13, 2013. Bigger plants, less garlic, again.

June 20, 2013. Bigger plants, less garlic, again, again.

June 28, 2013. Hey, sweet potatoes! Bigger plants, dying off garlic. Tomatoes are getting big!

July 5, 2013. Empty holes where the garlic used to be…

July 12, 2013. Hmm….not much change.

July 19, 2013. Sunflowers!

July 25, 2013. More sunflowers, crazy tomato vines. Buckwheat.

August 2, 2013. Sweet potatoes took off and it rained. Buckwheat.

August 9, 2013. More rain and it looks like a jungle.

August 16, 2013. Rain drops on the lens. Still looks like a jungle. No more buckwheat.

August 23, 2013. Still a jungle. Brassicas growing. Tomatoes browning.

August 30, 2013…Oops, I guess I did miss one week.

September 6, 2013. Things are looking a lot browner.

September 13, 2013. Brown tomato vines. Growing brassicas. Fewer sunflowers.

September 19, 2013. Sunflowers gone. Fall vegetables growing. Tomatoes in decline.

September 27, 2013. More of the same.

October 4, 2013. Eggplant gone.

October 11, 2013. Tomatoes and peppers gone. Sweet potatoes still crazy.

October 18, 2013. Not much change.

October 25, 2013. Morning sun and no more sweet potatoes.

November 1, 2013. Not much change, except for the leaves that are starting to blow in.

So, what do you think? What week had the biggest change in the garden (as seen from this vantage point)?

Also, shall I do this again next year? I think it was kind of fun to get a big picture look at the garden each week.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on November 1, 2013, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I hope you do it again!

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