Monday, July 02, 2012

garden

we've been enjoying the evenings after dinner sitting out on our deck overlooking the garden. it occurred to me to list all the varieties we have growing. i was amazed.
basil
beet
chive
corn
eggplant
garlic soft neck
garlic hard neck
lettuce
melon cantaloupe
melon water
onion
oregano
peas
pole beans
potatoes
red bell peppers
rosemary
strawberry
summer squash straight neck yellow
summer squash zucchini
tomato brandywine
tomato roma
tomato purple cherokee
tomato cherry
wax beans
winter squash butternut
winter squash acorn

the garlic has been harvested and is drying. we had a dozen each of cauliflower and broccoli too but they don't do well in hot weather. we ate broccoli with 3 meals and cauliflower with none as it was bolting. so we removed both.

garlic was here. the other bed has chives, lettuce, onions and flowers.


tomato cages, beans, potatoes, peas, summer squash


bawk bawk bawk

we have a chicken project going on too. fencing and a coop. i do a little better than brassicas in hot weather but even so i start at 7 or 7:30 and knock off by 10:30 when the sun gets high and hot enough to bake bread.

9 comments:

  1. it all looks so good. satisfying. delicious.

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  2. gardens are hard work, but the payoff is such a delight! wish we had some tomato plants, but they would never ripen in this cool season we are having. we only got 5-6 ripe fruit in warmer summers, so we didn't even bother these past 2 years. peppers which normally flourish here look pitifully small. strawberries are only now beginning to turn red. at least the plants are healthy and profuse.

    stay cool.

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  3. That's quite a list! I'm imagining kots of bolting broccoli and cauliflower across the continent as a result of the current heat wave.

    By the way, am I the only one having problems filling in these captchas. The new thing with the photo of numbers is almost impossible to decipher using the ipad which is my only net access in summer.

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  4. Wonderful garden. Beautiful summer light. Abundance.

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  5. Wow, that is some garden and such variety. Add chickens and some solar panels and you can be living off the grid, a secret wish of mine.

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  6. That is an impressive array of edibles! Next step...preserve the harvest so you can enjoy it year 'round.
    Bev, I find the captcha letters nearly impossible to read. I very often get them wrong. Very annoying.

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  7. You guys have really been busy! I love your gardens and envy your fresh veggies.

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  8. That is some garden!! Congrats

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  9. Love reading your blog, interesting and educational as well. Thanks.

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