Friday, June 23, 2017

I'm Back - With Garden Pictures!

Well that was a long break, wasn't it? Life has been crazy and I just wasn't feeling it. But summer is here, I'm loving our garden, and I want to share it. Today I'll showcase our vegetable garden.

 In the front raise beds we have sugar snap peas and mixed lettuce in the first square. I planted some more lettuce and onions on the other side of the peas.

Next comes the first crop of bush green beans, one of my favorite homegrown veggies. I love making a salad with them.
Then we have a bed of swiss chard, spinach, carrots and green onions. I planted these onions from seed so they make tiny green onions for salads.

I have 24 tomato plants that I grew from seed. Lots of paste and a mix of heirloom tomatoes. Yum!

I also have a bed of peppers, both sweet and hot. These took such a long time to get big, but they are doing great in the hot weather.

In the center square I always plant flowers and this year I put in some pansies and zinnias.

In the bigger back beds we have different squashes, cucumbers, onions, sunflowers, strawberries and asparagus and rhubarb. All the annual vegetables get rotated every year. We still have trouble with viruses on our tomatoes, but it doesn't seem to limit our harvest.

Strawberries, asparagus, red raspberries, and blueberries on the right.
Justin, Andrew, and grandson Tad picking strawberries in May.
I hope you all enjoyed this tour of the vegetable garden. I really love to keep it looking nice (when it's not too hot:) and it's fun to show it off! I will be back (much sooner) with flower gardens, and the crafting I have been doing. In the meantime, have a great weekend!!!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

So glad to see you posting again, Cindy! I was so happy to see you in my sidebar! Your garden is amazing and so neatly laid out. I can imagine how wonderful everything tastes, too. So nice to see your sons and your little grandson, Tad. He is getting so big now! He must love the garden, too. Gardens are lots of work, I know, but the rewards are so nice. xo Karen

Carol said...

You just have the prettiest, most well-kept garden Cindy! I love seeing your photos on IG and daydreaming. You see, with our deer problem, the groundhogs, etc. we would have to fence in our entire yard to get a garden like yours and that's not going to ever happen. Oh well--I will live vicariously through you--ha ha!!

Happy 4th to you and your family :)

Jody Gabara said...

Cindy, you have such a beautiful garden. You have it so organized and clean. In San Diego this summer it has been very hot and humid. Stan has helped me stay on top of watering, it helps. I bet you have so many delicious tomatoes by now and are enjoying all your hard work. Thanks so much for sharing your garden, I love it!
Hugs, Jody

Helen Philipps said...

You have such a wonderful garden Cindy! That is just the kind of vegetable garden I love! So well kept and full of beautiful produce. Thank you for sharing these pictures. xox

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! Nice to see your garden. You had lot many trees and plants in your garden. Veggies taste good when we cook from our garden. Garden looks beautiful and neat!