Sunday, September 8, 2013

Garden Update

Hello again everyone.
I am sorry I haven't blogged too much this week. I have been dealing with sick kiddos.
It seems Faith (Daughter #2) and Sj (Son #2) are passing a cold back and forth.
This time it was the same cold except this time they had a low grade fever.
Luckily the fever only lasts a couple days.
Oh and this morning Hope (Daughter #1) woke up with the same cold.
I dread them going back to school because of the germs!

Anyway, this year I made the decision that I wasn't going to bore you all with tons of posts about how my garden is growing. I figured that it grows about the same every year and you all would get bored with seeing it all the time. BUT I got out there last Wednesday and did some cleaning up and weeding and decided to take some pictures so I could show you what is going on out there.

In Garden bed 1 I pulled out the dead magic pumpkin plant and the bean plants.
I still have chives, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and three heirloom tomato plants in there. I also cut back the fennel and noticed the transferred herbs were taking root and doing well.

In garden bed 2 I pulled all of my kentucky wonder bean plants and cucumber plants out. 
The only thing that's left is some transplanted herbs, various pepper plants and a volunteer tomato plant.
The volunteer tomato plant gave us beautiful big pink tomatoes this year.

Garden bed number 3 has the most vegetation in it.
I have 3 huge regular/heirloom tomato plants and one cherry tomato that has taken over.
I also have kale and peppers in this bed. I love tomatoes and we have had a ton this year.

My back deck garden was being severely neglected because we rarely are on the back deck.
Usually the only time we are back there is when we are grilling. So I moved all of my back deck items on to the front porch. We have a huge wrap around front porch so we have plenty of room for growing.

Here you can see my neon swiss chard on either side of my steps.

Here is the rest of my garden items.
I planted some sweet peas, onion, and kale in the galvanized tub. Two kinds of lettuce in the cream box on the side, and spinach in the in the black box in front. All of the little pots contain herbs and the bigger cream pots contain mint. I also used the rest of my jelly jars from canning to plant a cute little herb garden for my kitchen window. I didn't take a picture but I really hope they grow well so I can have fresh herbs to cook with.

Here you can see my little herb pots.

I wanted to show you the harvest from cleaning up my garden.
I ended up harvesting:
2 huge carrots
2 heads broccoli
2 pounds of cherry tomatoes
dill seed heads
6 cucumbers
6 1/4 lbs of various tomatoes
16 small onions
3 green onions
2 1/4 lbs of various peppers
and 3 lbs of kentucky wonder beans

Not bad huh?

Hope you have enjoyed a journey into my gardening life.
I hope you all are having a blessed day.

Bless you,

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