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Our Spring 2012 Victory Garden

These are plants for our current victory garden. Some are new friends, some are old. Our spring growing season is very short. In fact, our garden goes dormant in July and August. (Not worth it to deplete the aquifer to keep plants alive in 100+ degree heat.) Eventually, you can see the final product of these plants at

April school garden class <--What a wonderful "classroom"

Lavender bell pepper

Phoenix Tomato: Yes, a hybrid, but these did brilliantly in our short spring growing season and were pretty flavorful.

Porter Tomatoes <--My grandfather always grew these. I have two plants this year.

Chinese Mosaic Yard Long Bean <--Kid picked it out. We'll see.

Malabar Spinach - vining spinach cousin that flourishes in the heat of summer <--a newbie for us