Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Garden


Here is a little 360〫tour of our garden.  We started off with only the three beds on the right last year and we quadrupled our garden size this year.  We used pebble rock around the edge and created a stone paver path with stone pavers that were in the greenhouse when we first moved in.

  
The first bed has green onions and our second round of lettuce is starting to sprout.

  
The next couple of beds have cherry tomatoes, Italian Heirloom sauce tomatoes, and Little Blonde Girl yellow cherry tomatoes.




 These are the giant Italian heirloom tomatoes.  I can't wait to make homemade spaghetti sauce with these!

Here's my hunny, Jared, pulling out the white onions that were ready.   


And of course his garden helper, Lola.


Such a good helper!  This is his ideal day off, working in the garden with a good beer and his faithful companion.


A happy farmer and his onion harvest.


The zucchini's have been extra bountiful this year!!
   
As well as the cucumbers... we built an arch out of some rabbit fencing this year in order to take the vines up off the ground for extra space.



Its been great, we will definitely to that again next year.  They've really done well, and the bees seem to love the arch area for some reason.



We used the long middle beds for the extra-viney plants such as pumpkins, melons, and squash.   We used a technique called the "Three Sisters" which is something the Native Americans did.  They planted corn first, then beans and squash so that the beans grow up the corn and the squash grows down along the ground.  


This is a growing spaghetti squash...


I'm extremely tempted to paint these pavers yellow.  I kinda need a yellow brick road in my garden.


And a butternut squash and spaghetti squash...

This is an ornamental corn called Japanese Maize.  Its got beautiful colors running through the leaves and purple kernels.  It can be used for popcorn and I think the critters around our house will love it as well.

These are cantaloupe and honeydew melons...

And little three pound "Golden Midget" watermelons that are super sweet and turn yellow when they are ripe.


Yellow mini bell peppers...

And green bell peppers.

Pretty little eggplant blossoms and beans.
 And my favorite little bistro table right out in the garden.

This has been our harvest so far: 
White onions...

 Paris market carrots...


Cherry and yellow tomatoes...

Tons of zukes and cukes...

And mini-yellow bells.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!!  
As Audrey Hepburn said,
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."




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2 comments:

  1. I love love love your home and garden! Your house is about the size of mine and I love the fact that yours is cuter than any over-sized house we all see these days. Families can barely find each other! I love the way you all have decorated. What a nice and relaxing place not only for you guys to have, but for the rest of us to admire! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your garden. Can't wait to have one of our own. Thanks for the tour, it's really inspiring. May your plants stay healthy forever! More power to you!

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