Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Operation Garden 2010- Update 3

Our garden is finally in full swing after getting off to a slow start. We are starting to harvest and eat the fruits of our labor and so far it's been well worth it. Tonight for dinner we had fresh corn picked minutes before from our garden, last night we had summer squash, and we've also harvested quite a few cucumbers. I refuse to make pickles this year as I still get nauseated just thinking about them (last year's pickeling was when I was in early pregnancy on the ONE day I felt morning, I can't bring myself to eat them!), so we've been sharing with family and friends. I think we've harvested at least a dozen cucumbers so far with still tons growing on the vines. Still to come from our garden is broccoli, carrots, watermelon, pumpkin, and eggplant. I hope to make baby food out of the carrots, pumpkin, and squash for Mariela. My fingers are crossed that the carrots actually grow well this year!
Our 1st Harvest
I never knew what broccoli looked like before it was harvested and find it pretty cool how it grows. Even seeing the eggplant grow is pretty cool! Oh ya, and we had one ripe raspberry on our new raspberry bush and I ate it. I think some beetles are starting to attack it, so we need to figure out how to get rid of them before they hurt the new raspberries that are growing. I hope to get some more fruit from the bush this year as they are my absolute favorite and I have a raspberry crepe recipe I want to try. :)
1/2 of our garden is pictured here
We have tons of tomatoes on the vines, but none have turned red yet. Here's hoping we get some ripe ones soon, last year we didn't get a single one thanks to the tomato blight in our area.
The 1st squash we steamed with carrots


Mary said...

Wow, you have quite the garden! I am jealous. My garden has turned in to a catastrophe this year.

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