Tuesday, August 09, 2011

So how's that produce?

I love this time of the year, the garden provides me with lunch and dinner every day.  Fantastic!  With the weeding mostly manageable, it's sit back and bathe in the beauty of fresh veggies and fruit. Yum.

Main garden bed on the west side of the garage.  We're thinking about expanding it with a lower tier. I think the lilac bush will need to go away completely if we do this, and not just hacked into oblivion.

 Early girl tomato in the herb bed.
When I pulled out the pear tomato with blight I replaced it with a cherry tomato plant and it's starting to produce fruit.  The tomatoes are taking forever to ripen....
 Italian mild peppers.  I started this from seed, and it's the only one of 12 plants that survived the ravages of the cat.  It is doing really well!
Summer squash! 

The zucchini plants became infested with a grub that killed the plant.  So far no sign on the squash.  I pulled all the zucchini and re-planted.  I may have enough of a growing season left to get a second crop.
 Our peas started off slow, but they are going well now.
 We've about tripled our raspberry plants with the addition of our neighbor's plants and we had a great crop this year.  Can't wait until next!
My first time growing eggplant (another plant that I started from seed).  It's doing really well and I've harvested 3 medium sized oval eggplants.  I made a spicy eggplant dip with 2 and eggplant pizza with the other.  The pizza was good, but the dip is heaven!!!
My first time growing cauliflower.  I should end up with 4 heads total.  I've picked 2 so far and they were good.  I started the plants from seeds so I'm pretty happy.
 Bush beans
 Burpless cucumber
 Our apple tree is doing much better this year. Harelsons!

Melons have started and I should be able to pick my first one this week!  The are similar to cantaloupe, and are roughly the size of softballs.  There was one on Saturday where the rind had started to turn from smooth green to a knobby beige.  Yay!

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