Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Garden

Eric and I have been working at getting a garden going this year. Some parts look OK and have done well, other parts are kind of blah. When I had Lexi and Braeden here on Thursday the 18 of July while their Mommy and Daddy were moving, they and Caroline picked the peas and had a blast shelling and eating them. I think there were about 20 pods all together--not enough for me to worry about and I knew it would give them much pleasure to find, pick, shell and eat them. And it did!
Some of the tomatoes are affected by a virus, but not all.
We may get some fruit yet. I think the prettiest part are my purple cone flowers that grow by the back fence.

They have kind of taken over. And we just let the volunteer sunflowers grow where they came up. We're hoping they will turn into some of the giant ones (that's where the seeds came from in the first place--a big head I'd left out for the birds to eat last winter). The beets are looking good and I've thinned them twice, enjoying beet greens (tastes just like spinach). The beans are finally blooming . . .radishes actually did well this year, after a slow start. I wish I would have taken a picture of the bunches I got. They were so pretty. We gave them all away but about three. None of us like radishes (blecchhh!), but Mike's mother loves them. Let's see. . .oh! We may be getting a lot of squash over the next few weeks. Zucchini and yellow crookneck. MMMMmmm. We love those. We also planted a lot of potatoes around the edges just for fun. The dirt is so hard we won't be getting a very great crop, but we think they are fun. Cucumbers are growing in there, too, and a few carrots. Cauliflower and Broccoli, too! And pumpkins!! Yep, I guess we DO have bit of a garden this year ;-)


Robert said...

Very cool garden, looks like you thought of everything but the jalapeno peppers.

Mom said...

Great Garden, Linda. Very inspiring! :-)
Love, Aunt T (sorry it says Mom on my account, but I don't know how to change it.)

Linda Liebhardt said...

Actually, there ARE peppers! Anaheim, though.

Linda Liebhardt said...

And I forgot about the volunteer corn plant. We'll have one ear of corn that everyone will fight over. ha

Donna said...

Wow - and we have a tiny watermelon in our "garden" that is our side yard for now.... I got my first tomatoe off the vine this week - we've been horrible about watering. I typically let the sprinklers get mine but there have been NO sprinklers this year - thanks to that darn pool.... sigh.

Suzanne said...

Your garden looks amazing! I wish I had room for all that stuff. It's so satisfying to just go pick whatever you need from outside your own home, isn't it? Good job!