The Garden


This morning’s harvest.  This will turn into pesto, a salad for lunch and garlic sauteed chard for with dinner.  I still need to figure out what I want to do with the baby zucchini.

People have been asking me what how big my garden is and what I am growing.  Here is the garden back in early March during our prep time.  We grow organically, only adding in our own compost. That is my wonderful husband doing the tilling.  The plants in the front are the strawberries.

  

Here are a couple of shots I took this morning, one from each end.

   

On the left, from front to back:  Strawberries (to the right, out of the picture are leeks, lettuce & carrots), open space where the spinach and broccoli were, rhubarb, rainbow chard, 3 types of peppers (jalapeno, serrano, pepperoncini), 3 types of eggplants, parsley, basil, and 9 heirloom tomato plants, cherry tomatoes and romas. What you cannot see are the okras that are just starting out in between the chard.

On the right:  cucumbers, zucchini (the large plants on the left), sweet potatoes, and several varieties of winter squash, including a few volunteers form last year, so what I get may be a bit of a surprise.

I had also planted snap peas, green beans and edamame, but this year the birds ate just about every pea or bean I planted 😦

In august I will add in some fall crops and maybe some over-winterers.  I will make the final decision on what as the time gets closer and I see what our weather is like.

 

 

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