Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Take a Walk Through My garden

We are so pleased with our garden this year.  Last year our garden did very poorly.  We expected it to be the same this year.  We redid the whole garden this spring.  Last year we had the fence put up around the whole yard and then a smaller one to box in our garden.  JBody built new raised bed this year.  I love them.  The rock was all given to us by our neighbors and we had just enough to lay on the floor of the garden.  I love how it stays so nice looking.  And I love the green!!!  That means everything is growing.  It is growing so well that we actually had to pull out lots of spinach and feed it to the chickens.  I wish I would have blanched it and freezed it.  We did plant another crop of spinach and I plan to freeze what we don't use of it. 
Some things we grew this year are: peas, beans, turnips, lettuce, zuchinni, squash, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, potatoes, Sun Chokes, beets, brussel spouts, cucumber, and berries (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries). 

This year I planted onions inbetween our new strawberry seedlings.
Can you see our lovely peas?  I actually got some blanched and in the freezer today.

My poor little tomatoe plants.  They were given to me by a friend.  We will see if they grow.  They have been through quite a bit.  You can also see our carrots.  In the background those really tall things are our Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes).  They are roots, but the plant can grow like 6 feet tall.  This is the first year we have ever planted them.
Another look at the peas.  You can see my overgrown spinach and the beans and lettuce as well. 

Did you plant a garden this year?  What did you plant? Are you having success?