Friday, June 17, 2011

Garden-- 3rd year

I am sure everyone is just dying to know what we planted in our garden this year. Ha! I know I am such a nerd for getting so excited about it, but I can't help it. I find it so gratifying! Before we planted a garden for the first time three years ago, I couldn't keep anything alive. Not even bamboo, which is supposed to be one of the easiest things to grow. The fact that our garden has proven even remotely successful is a major victory in my mind. I walk out to our garden plot pretty much every day. Let's be honest... I don't have a whole lot going on right now besides wiping bums, nursing, etc., so that may account for part of the excitement.

We planted pretty much the same stuff we have the past few years with a couple of exceptions. We have zucchini, tomatoes, tomatillos, bell peppers (green, red, yellow), jalapenos, pumpkin, sunflowers, peas, potatoes (red and gold), beans, green onions, lettuce, and spinach.

New additions:
Artichoke-- I am VERY excited about this
Strawberries (or "Fodder berries" as Jackson calls them):
Something keeps eating them so we need to build a fence or something. If anyone has any tips, send them our way!

I tried a mixed lettuce (left) that I am excited to start eating this week and our spinach (right) actually grew this year after being a no-show last year:

We are quite proud of our homemade trellis for our peas.
I would be really embarrassed if anyone knew how long it took us to construct this.

And finally, judging from the five small zucchini I found on our plant this afternoon, we should have plenty to pass around. The faster it grows, the better-- I am dying to try a recipe for a zucchini cranberry bread with vanilla glaze from my Food Network magazine. Maybe if it turns out I'll post the recipe!

1 comment:

Rachelle Underwood said...

I have the same food network magazine! I already did some bread w mango in it, cranberries and a mango glaze...TDF! (we have a mango tree in our back yard) You garden ROCKS! We need to plant stuff, it would save us alot of money.