Monday, December 23, 2013
Pictured here are the lettuce and tomato I picked from the garden/greenhouse last week. BLTs in December with homegrown tomato is a real treat. I even bought pork bacon (a rare treat) to go with them. I figured a fresh tomato deserved it. I think it was better than any July BLT. I hope you will come back tomorrow for a tour of the garden and greenhouse.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This is the watermelon patch at the back part of the yard. I had just finished weeding this part of it so everything looks nice and neat.
The second raised bed has lettuce shown here.
It also contains the herbs. The catnip is covered with a cage to keep the cats from completely destroying it. I move it around so they have access but never leave it uncovered for very long.
The last raised bed has tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers.
I also grow tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers in five-gallon buckets. This is my preferred way of growing them so I can keep them watered and fertilized well.
We should be eating fresh cucumbers by the weekend!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
First dh buried the tobacco sticks and strung the twine making two to three rows up the sticks.
Next we gently pulled up the plants and used twist ties to loosely secure the stalks to the twine. The stalks will continue to grow so no matter what you use to secure them keep it loose.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The second and third rows are mostly tomato plants with a few zucchini plants. We have several small tomatoes.
The third row is yellow squash. I prefer the straight neck as opposed to the crookneck squash. We have been eating some squash already.
Row number five is cucumbers. I do not need any dill pickles this year. These are for eating fresh and perhaps some yummy sweet pickle relish.
The last row is okra which is in need of a bit of thinning out. The best way I know to eat okra is fried. I can handle it is soup but not stewed. I am thinking some pickled okra might be a good thing to try this year.