Saturday, May 22, 2010

Garden Update!

Little did we know when we started this...that a garden is a work in progress. There is always something to do. I've been tying up my peas so they climb, we've put a trellis up for the cucumber plants, each of the tomatoe plants has it's own climbing cage, the celery has to be banded and the stalks covered so it fades in color(they are bright green right now), the corn is framed with netting so it won't fall over in the wind and the strawberries have their netted cover. The hubby and I are enjoying our new hobby and appreciate the farmers and their effort put into creating a crop to harvest. This garden will by no means be cheaper than buying what we are growing but it sure is enjoyable and we are learning so much about the food we eat. It was another beautiful day...we both ate lunch on the patio and enjoyed looking at our garden. Funny how simple things can be so enjoyable!

This is my little friend who watches over the garden for me!

Our first full head of lettuce...we've had fresh lettuce now for a month. It really does taste good right out of the garden.
Our corn is about 4 feet tall and getting taller everyday!
Zucchini squash...Did you know that each zucchini has a blossom on the end of it? I didn't!
Bell peppers are coming right along!!
And the sweet peas remind me of my Uncle Ralph. I'd steal his from his garden when I visited as a girl. They were so good! He'd be impressed!
That's my excitement for the day! Have a good weekend!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Your garden is amazing!!! I am so jealous of the lettuce. :) Thanks for the visit yesterday. :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful...My favorite is your little bird garden cute! Have a super weekend:)

Kat said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Hmmmm...I bet you're already thinking of enlarging it next year, right?


Anonymous said...

Hi Connie,
I just found your comment on my blog. Thank you for the prayers. Love the garden photos. I love gardening to, it's a relaxing hobby for me. My lil one Savannah likes it too. See ya back on line.

Viola of

Love Being a Nonny said...

I LOVE the fact that YOU KNOW exactly what you are eating. You know the soil it is planted in and the chemicals you put/didn't put on it!!! LOVE a little garden....not a BIG one...but a little one. Yours is just right!

Joyce said...

Your garden is lovely...congrats! it is a lot of work so you should feel good.

When we were In Italy we had zucchini blossoms stuffed with fresh mozzarella...oh my...wonderful! It's only available a very short time, obviously, and I've never eaten them anywhere else but I know there are restaurants in the US that serve them too. Really delicious!

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Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Hey friend~
I LOVE your header....and your garden looks fab!!

Great job.

I hope you have a great week...and enjoy your Memorial weekend too.


Karen said...

And did you know you EAT the blossoms? Put them in your salad! YUM!
Good girl! I love this!

LisaShaw said...

Hi Connie,

Thanks for visiting my blog not long ago and I went off line for over a week so I decided to come by now to catch up with you. I pray that all is well with you and your family.

Awesome garden! Love the bird!!!! Garden grown always taste bests. I remember my Grandfather's garden as if it were yesterday.

Blessings and hugs to you.

Nina Diane said...

the gareden is looking great! so the critters are leaving your strawberries alone now?

Just a little something from Judy said...

You sure are a cute farm girl. Somehow I never pictured you in this situation, but I am proud of you and your husband. The lettuce looks so green and fresh. Since we always had gardens when we were growing up, I know the satisfaction involved in seeing what it produces. Good job!

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

I love your garden. I started a small one last year. I didn't know each zucchini plant had a flower until I started growning it last year!:)


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