Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Garden

We expanded our ground and quadrupled our growing space this year. We're growing tomatoes, cucumbers, butternut squash, summer squash, zucchini, onions, watermelons, cantaloupe, green beans, sweet corn, sweet bell peppers, ichiban eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, snap peas, lettuce, radishes, tomatillos, spinach, potatoes, jalapenos, serrano peppers, carrots, and mammoth sunflowers.

Chris and Tom made these cucumber/ butternut squash trellises from cattle panels found at our local feed store. It was Chris' first welding experience and I'd have to say he did quite well.

Two cabbages harvested and turned into jars and jars of sauerkraut.

We have 15 tomato plants. We'll get scores and scores of the red fleshy fruit this summer. I'm ready for another round of canning diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, marinara (chalk full with our own basil, oregano, thyme), salsa, and pizza sauce.

Every garden needs the weeds to be pulled. The raised bed in the bottom right of the picture held our potato plants. Pictures of that yummy harvest to follow soon.

5 comments:

Lindsey G said...

Gorgeous garden!! Good work :)

April said...

Incredible!! We're building a big greenhouse so we can actually grow tomatoes here. :) Thanks for the inspiration to make salsa! We're growing herbs too so we could do that now. Can't wait to see pics of those melons, yum!!

April said...

Forgot to say that I just love that pic of you in the garden. There's something so serene and peaceful about it.

April said...

Also, we're planning a cross country trip next summer. It's a ways off, but I want to hit TX, AZ and NM for sure. We would love to visit you all if you're still there!!

TnT said...

April! Please DO COME!!! That would be great to have you here on the farm =) Thanks for all of the great comments. Your hubby is quite the handy gardener...a greenhouse? How cool!