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Monday, June 22, 2009

Sharing the fruit of our labors

Good Monday to all!!!
Well, another week has started and it is promising to be a nice one. The temperatures here are nice and cool. I thought I would show you a few pictures of my garden, about a month ago I posted this picture, every thing was small and just starting to sprout.
Saturday I decided to take a few more pictures just to show the difference a month can make! All of the sudden every thing went POOF!!! I have everything from Basil to Zucchini stuffed in this little garden! There is... (from back left working around clockwise.... corn, lettuce (in the hanging baskets) tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, thyme, oregano, chives, sweet basil, cilantro, dill, lemon balm, banana peppers, garlic, green onions, carrots, cantaloupe, Zucchini and a watermelon plant.Here is a shot from the other side, and yes I know it is a ton of veggies in a very small space! Oh I forgot, I have spinach in this hanging basket.And amazingly I have already started to harvest! My first of many zucchini, I have tomatoes ripening, and both kinds of peppers, I have already given the lettuce a hair cut and need to do so again, same with the spinach. Then there are the herbs... Wow did they take off, I have been gathering and freezing some, given away a bunch, and Sunday Morgen and I started bundling for drying... here you see from left to right, bundles of basil, oregano and thyme, Oh my house smells so good!

So now you can see why I have not gotten much quilting done, I have been outside and loving it! I have already told Stuart that we are putting in two more raised beds next year!

My favorite part about this whole project was Morgen's comments as we were bundling the herbs, she says Mom, I thing we should have a fire going, and quilts over our laps, and Torrie should be reading to us as we do this by lamp light! (I think she was feeling a bit pioneerish) I told her that her sister would need to be reading the Bible to make it authentic!

Thanks for stopping by!



Shogun said...

I love this posting. Oddly enough, we harvested our first tomatoes this week (cherry and large), a few yellow beans, and some peas. We've had weeks of nothing but rain, so I am happy that everything has survived and doing well. Keep up the posts on gardening, it is nice to share this joy, and maybe I can learn something new in the process. I was just telling my DH that we needed to add another section to the garden for next year.

Ann said...

In Iowa, my garden isn't producing much yet, but things are getting close. All I've had so far is asparagus and radishes. But the flowers are blooming! And that's why I haven't been blogging to thank you for the great quilt stencil - I haven't had a chance to use it yet!

Myra said...

Wow Ginny! Your garden looks awesome! Luscious green! Very nice... 8-)

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous. Everything I try to grow dies a horrible death. I just stay away from the garden. My husband's corn is growing very nicely, though, so I might have something good to eat soon.