Monday, August 1, 2011

Vegetables in the Garden


Let's take a walk through my vegetable garden.  I know I've said before that the flowers are all the work of my mother, but I personally prefer to plant something that is going to give back something to eat - so I did.  The eggplant this year have been super productive.  We've already made eggplant curry and eggplant casserole.


And we've only harvested one yellow squash so far, but it was huge and, as you can see, there are a bunch on the way.


Here we have some yummy grape tomatoes...


And some yellow cherry tomatoes.  I'll be making tomato jam with these in another month or so when we have more than we can easily eat.


Green beans!  Basically once a week we have been able to harvest enough to serve at dinner - delic!


And I love the tendrils they send out. 


I planted butternut squash (above) in between the tomato cages and the green bean trellis and it turns out they have also made good use of the trellis.


And have taken over part of the lawn as well... we're mowing around them.


Cantaloupe.


Watermelon... these have also overgrown their boxes and moved into the surrounding lawn.  I think in another couple months we'll be overrun.


Zucchini... these have also been way bigger than the ones you find in the store.


Arugala (nice and peppery) and, finally...


Swiss chard.  Every other day or so we cut a bunch of the last two, add some of those tomatoes, and maybe some avocado and croutons for a delicious lunch salad.  Great stuff.  Now I'm hungry.

9 comments:

liz said...

What a great blessing to have such a wonderful garden! I used to love eating green beans straight from the plant when I was a kid!

rome said...

Yummmmmm!

Barbara said...

Oooooh, I'm envious. Our garden is still so small. It's been too cold here. Just hoping to get something.

Amy said...

Your garden is wonderful! Reminds me of my Dad. He had such a great garden when we were kids. We were so excited each day to see what was ready to pick.

Becky said...

Yea! I love garden pictures! We have a big one too (a few pics on my blog). No red tomatoes here yet though! Thanks for sharing!

Finding Charm said...

I can't wait to have a house so I can have my own garden. I just hope I can do it. Not a green thumb, but I do support my local farmers to make up for it.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I'm having veggie envy!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh, your garden looks beautiful! Lucky you!!

Melissa said...

Your garden looks absolutely fabulous - beautiful.