Saturday, June 29, 2013

It's Getting Bigger!

My bun bun area... 
I really need a better place for the straw, but I haven't found it yet. :-/

My peas had to wrap around!

In the rows I have: cauliflower, salad, yellow squash, delicata squash, zucchini, broccoli, a few stalks of corn, 5 types of onions, technicolor cabbage, kale, cosmic (purple) carrots, rainbow carrots, parsnips, and cucumbers.

My purple and black pole beans (scarlet?) I didn't plant the flowers. They volunteered.

5 varieties of beans, 2 of beets, chard, and something that I can't recall but is clearly planted in a row, lol. 

My littlest helper!

3 varieties of sugar snap pea, 4 types of tomato, and garlic.

Purple, Red, Gold, and Russet potatoes!

About 2/3 of the garden area (missing herbs, raspberries, strawberries, and pumpkins)...
Don't mind the hoses. They go to the soaker system. I just haven't buried them yet. 

A table for snacking in the garden.

Some extra corn and the cucumbers (not in that order.)


Friday, June 28, 2013


The biggest reason why I wanted a garden was to feed our family less processed food and to know exactly where that food was coming from. So, with our first strawberry harvest, we made jam. Delicious strawberry jam with only 3 ingredients: organic berries from our front yard garden, organic lemons, and organic sugar. This yielded 3 jars of the best jam I've ever had. 

Now, while I want to learn to can, I'm not set up for that just yet, so I did refrigerator jam and froze/ gave away the excess. 

Needless to say, my boys are in love. No requests for store bought jam here!

Monday, June 3, 2013

My 1st Harvest!!!

I harvested THREE sugar snap peas this morning! I ate them before I thought to take a picture, so I have no proof. This is my first ever garden harvest though and it was delicious! Hopefully there will be more to come!