I’ve said that if cooking is my therapy, then gardening is surely my religion. I am in awe of what nature is producing right in our own backyard! (With a little help from us – but it’s pretty much all Mother Nature!)
And yes, I have many photos to share.
I am so excited about growing potatoes! We planted three kinds: red, white, and blue. Pictured here: four of the red potato plants and four of the Kennebec white potatoes. The blue potatoes are on the other side of the garden next to the beets.
In the same row as the potatoes, Golden Bantam Sweet Corn, Purple Podded Peas, Ideal Market Green Beans, and Sugar Snap Peas. We planted 18 of the corn kernels…. only three came up. Bummer! The Ideal Market Green Beans are going strong… they seem to be strongest of the peas and beans plants.
Another shot of our Double Yield Cucumber plants. Gordon can’t wait to make pickles!
We decided to put up some cages around the Rutgers Tomato plants… but the cages look “dainty” next to these guys, don’t you think? I’m not sure they are going to be so effective!
We do have a second Black Beauty Zucchini plant. Hoping that the Rutgers Tomatoes don’t bully it out!
So excited about the onions, but wish we were going to be harvesting more. The New York Early Onions I started indoors did okay after transplanting. The direct sow seeds I planted – nothing. Next year I am starting A LOT of onion seedlings inside.
I also did direct sow with the Danvers Carrots. Actually, I planted 500. I accidentally spilled the entire seed packet. UGH. But, very little has come up anyway. Sigh.
This guy (Black Beauty Zucchini) makes me happy just looking at it. Thrive, thrive! 😀 Drink in that sunshine!
Today’s beet haul – the Ruby Queen Beets were the first plants to produce food for us in this first garden of ours. And guess what? They are delicious! I would highly recommend them.
We are also weighing the produce taken from the garden and Gordon is recording this on our calendar.
Every day I look forward to going into the garden. I feel peaceful and hopeful, which can be tough these days with all that is going on in the world.
I hope your garden provides you with joy, too.