It’s been almost a week since I posted last…sorry! Between, me, the kids and Quinton passing a cold around, I haven’t felt much like writing.
I thought I would update you on our garden. Quinton and I spent the entire weekend catching up on weeding the main garden, which had turned into a weed monster. I sure wasn’t happy that I had procrastinated so much and the job just seemed overwhelming, but we got through it.
I took some pictures of the “after” and was pleasantly surprised at seeing some new things come to life…some ready to pick, others not far behind!
Take a look…
Our green beans are taking over! Which is great! Exactly what they’re supposed to be doing. Here’s a shot of our first bean!
The kids are super excited now that we’re seeing the “fruits of our labor”.
Cucumbers are now popping up and putting their “true leaves” on…we can’t wait for cucumber salad and homemade pickles!
Our carrots are still in the ground and doing well. Pretty soon, we’ll be harvesting them.
We also have a great crop of mustard greens that will be cut soon.
Our tomato plants are doing great! They’re growin’ like gangbusters and flowering like crazy! I also spied some green tomatoes. Yay!
Our peppers are starting to put on.
The Swiss chard is beautiful! I love growing it because it grows very fast, is hardy with changing weather conditions, and tolerates heat much better than other greens. It’s also a beautiful plant in most landscapes as well as being delicious and nutritious to eat.
This variety is called Bright Lights
Last, but not least is our blackberries. They’re turning colors and getting ready to be fully ripe…a few are and we’ve tasted them! They’re very sweet!
This is truly the exciting time of year when you start seeing all the plants begin to fruit. I can’t wait to start harvesting and eating this delicious food!
Every night at dinner, one of our kids says the prayer and each night we usually hear the phrase: “Thank you God for our garden. Thank you for the rain and the sunshine. Please let our garden grow big and give us lots of vegetables.” It’s really sweet and I love that they are recognizing the creator of all things…even the things we eat.