Monday, August 25, 2008

Green Thumbs

In unrelated to the store news, we started a veggie garden this year and although we've not had the best growing season we've has some success. We've had so much success with the yellow bush beans that we've stopped eating them every night and are now blanching and freezing them at an alarming rate.

The Kohlrabi has been great, the beets, peas and radishes were all good. The zucchini is just now exploding and the eggplants are growing, hopefully we'll have a warm Sept and we can get a few more from them.

Our carrots have also been great - here are two of them that got a little lovey dovey.

The tomato crop is keeping us in lovely little bite sized heaven. However, it was really just too cold and cloudy for peppers and cucumbers; maybe next year will be warmer. We did get a few hot peppers and some pimentos though. We also planted swiss chard but they really haven't done much of anything. We're still waiting to harvest the potatoes and parsnips but they look good so far.

More photos to come.

1 comment:

  1. It is not really that unrelated to the store. We referred to our copy of "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew when designing our garden and were inspired to planet our garden by such books as "The 100-Mile Diet" by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon and "The End of Food" by Paul Roberts.