Wordless Wednesday: Miniature Vegetable Gardening

Miniature Boo Pumpkins

Miniature Boo Pumpkins against a huge zucchini leaf.

Wordless Wednesday: Miniature Vegetable Gardening

This spring got off to a bumpy start for the vegetable garden as we moved home, business, garden and nursery in the middle of June. I love how most of the plants caught up on their growing schedule though. I don’t think we’ll have enough season left for the mini bell peppers and the baby eggplant to fruit, but here’s hoping – it was a cold spring so just maybe the summer weather will continue into September.

The miniature vegetable seeds came from Seedman.com. I’m happy with all of them except I need to figure out what the Sweet Baby Corn is doing!!

Miniature Boo Pumpkin Flower

Miniature Boo Pumpkin Flower

Miniature Boo Pumpkin, love those tendrils....

Miniature Boo Pumpkin, love the tendrils....

Sweet Baby (Mutant) Corn's silky hairdo...

Sweet Baby (Mutant) Corn's silky hairdo...

Sweet Baby (Mutant) Corn. Not sure what it's doing or what it's supposed to do!

Sweet Baby (Mutant) Corn. Not sure what it's doing - it's not exactly acting like the life-sized corn. I'll let you know if I get any corn out of it! Lol...

Tom Thumb Lettuce

Tom Thumb Lettuce - was harvested weeks ago. Couldn't sow the seed directly into the bed, I'll have to start some in a container for the fall veggie garden.

Alpine Strawberry - a.k.a Garden Candy

Alpine Strawberry - a.k.a Garden Candy

Baby Eggplant

Baby Eggplant. We planted late because of the move in June, not sure I'll have time to get anything out of this little guy.

Tumbling Tom Tomato

Tumbling Tom Tomato, either red or yellow.... we're awaiting confirmation - another result of moving in June!

Sweet Dumpling Squash

Sweet Dumpling Squash against Midget Cucumber Leaves

Midget Cucumber Flower

Midget Cucumber Flower - hope to get some pickles out of these guys soon!! Might be a small batch - literately and figuratively! ;o)

Small Artichoke

Small Artichoke - not a miniature but very pretty, despite the aphids... we don't use pesticides or chemicals. They need a good hard spray!

Red Thyme Flowers rim the veggie bed

Red Thyme Flowers rim the veggie bed

Zinnia Flower

Zinnia Flower - not a miniature, but I rarely grow flowers from seed. I think I'm hooked now...

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  1. If you grow marigolds and zinnias near your veggies, they will keep a lot of the bugs away. Just in case you didn’t know. Also ladybugs love aphids!
    :~)
    Love your site by the way. I will probably be ordering soon, but it’s been so hot it Texas, I want to wait a bit yet.

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    • JanitC said

      Thank you for the kudos on my site. I’m actually growing nasturtiums next to the veggies and they are getting most of the aphids – save for my young artichokes! The zinnias are there too – and they’re being left alone funnily enough. Normally, I don’t need to introduce any lady bugs to my veggies but this year the garden got planted so late – they’re a bit stressed. I’ve been life-sized gardening for about 25 years, and mini gardening for over 10 years…

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