Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Garden New & Old

Our garden has been planted since March. We have enjoyed the benefits of zucchini, squash, green beans, and strawberries. We are currently getting ready for corn, onions, sweet banana peppers, and an onslaught of tomatoes. You can read previous garden posts here and here.

You know when your plants have fulfilled their duty in life when they start to look like this:

Poor, poor things. I feel so bad. They gave everything they had to fill our stomachs. At least they were productive.

And then, you look next to them and see this:

Our corn stalks are now taller than me. Not that much of a difficult thing to accomplish, but still impressive.

Sweet Banana Peppers that weren't there the day before. That is the amazing thing about gardening. One day it is a flower and the next day, poof, a veggie appears.

And then there are the tomatoes. Tons and tons of tomatoes. I have made the best salsa from these little guys. Some tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, onions, salt and pepper all thrown into the food processor. The fresh basil is out of our garden as well. Oh my, where are my tortilla chips???

Just another shot of my peppers.

The garden has been wonderful. I have to give a HUGE shout out to my husband though. If it weren't for him, this garden would not exist. He is the one who plants, picks and waters. For example, we had the house pressure washed last week and he is the one who discovered the pressure washer guy shut the water off to the automatic water system that he put in. I would have been standing there in frustration trying to figure out why all of my plants died, never thinking to check the water that I just assumed was on!

All of our plants were grown in earth boxes. The plants you get out of these are amazing. We are lucky enough that they are located right here, but anyone can order online.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks amazing. It's 8:55 am and you already have me hungry for corn on the cob and salsa.