I’m feeling so blessed to harvest my garden bounty lately. This week we harvested a massive load of basil and about a dozen zucchinis! We also were able to enjoy tons of lettuce and spinach. And I finally harvested our carrots and some more green beans.
My little green pepper is chugging along. All the other peppers on the plant are much smaller, trailing behind.
Tomatos popping up everywhere! What a treat these will be when they turn red.
So help me understand – I planted pickling cucumbers. Most of them look like little pickles. can these be eaten like baby cucumbers?
Check out this english cucumber!
My dill did this. It’s huge and flowery. Is this edible or has this gone to seed?
Please advise! I love dill and hope I didn’t miss out on the harvest.
Lettuce, lettuce, everywhere. I love not having to buy this from the store.
I planted this with seeds I got free from husband’s grandpa and from a friend who I bartered with!
I finally harvested our carrots. I kept waiting for them to get long and pointy, but they were getting little “strings” off them, so I figured they needed to be picked. They are the most delicious, flavorful carrots ever, despite – being transplanted at a very early stage due to me planting them too close together.
The green beans keep trickling in! I think I’m going to plant more green beans next year.
They are so easy to grow and the kids love them so much.
Harvested lots of lettuce. Lots of it.
A couple of our meals from our garden this week:
Our first complete salad completely from the garden! Lettuce, carrots, peas, chives, broccoli, tomatos and spinach!
Basil pesto, fresh from the garden. Recipe coming next week!
Made enough pesto for 16 more servings (1 tablespoon each) which went into the freezer! More on this tomorrow.
If you’re just now joining my gardening journey, I’m learning as I
go grow and sharing along the way:
- First I built the raised beds
- Then I added dirt
- Then I added plants
- and for fun, we created a DIY Worm Compost Bin
- and then Mavis came and gave me some advice – um, give your plants some room
- Our first harvest, lettuce rejoice and be glad
- June 23 – Saturday in the garden – built two more raised beds and harvested bok choy, cilantro, radishes
- June 30 - Saturday in the garden – Harvested green lettuce, swiss chard and bok choy, more greens pop up!
- July 7 – Saturday in the garden – Fava beans bloom, zucchini plant doing great, green/red leaf lettuce growing
- July 13 – Saturday in the garden - Zucchinis, Peppers, Greens, Beans, Carrots!
- July 21 – Saturday in the garden – Spinach, lettuce, chard, zucchinis and one big pickle! Advice needed, please
The garden is part of our quest to be more self-sufficient this year. We also recently got chickens! See our chicken journey here.
How’s your garden doing?