Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Garden Goodness

I am happy to report that our little backyard garden has been doing very well this year!  Relocating it to a sunnier spot was a great idea, and Haley has done a great job keeping it weeded and cared for (worth every penny!)  We've had tomatoes and peppers galore (mmmm, lots of salsa), green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, and there's some acorn squash growing and two baby watermelons getting bigger and bigger.

We did plant some things that were not so successful.  The spinach and green onions never came up at all.  The pea plants either died or something ate them.   The corn did fine, but was also eaten (by squirrels?).  The broccoli...well, the plants did fine, and look great, but they just have leaves with no broccoli.  And we had no luck with potatoes, either.  But we are learning, and enjoying the things that actually are growing.  Next year should be even better!


  1. Very nice! My garden was pretty much a crop failure this was so darn HOT and something kept eating my goodies! Maybe next year..

  2. Love your garden pictures. There is nothing healthier (or prettier) than veggies fresh from the garden! I'm actually toying with the idea of starting my first garden next year.