Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Garden explosion!!

It seems like just yesterday, I was planting seeds in tiny pots in the greenhouse. Now, months later, cold weather is just a memory and the dog days of August are upon us, and those tiny seedlings are mature plants bursting with produce. Thirty tomato seedlings were transplanted into the garden late in May and we watched them struggle to get a foothold. Now, there are 30 strong plants loaded with big juicy fruit.

Our green beans have grown to the top of the garden fence, survived a Japanese beetle attack and have gone on to yield a few bushels of beans. Here is Becky standing next to the bean vines (Becky is almost 6 feet tall)....

Each day brings a harvest of tomatoes, peppers, corn, green beans, peas, zucchini, cucumbers, summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Countless hours have been spent to preserve this bountiful harvest for use during the winter months. The real work remains....at the height of tomato harvest we will be cooking and canning for many hours.....salsa, sauce, stewed tomatoes.....and more.

Just for fun, Becky planted pumpkins. She hopes this pumpkin will reach prize-winning size......it is well on its way! Even if it does not win, we can put wheels on it and use it as Cinderella's coach!

5 comments:

  1. how very nice! love those bean vines and the pumpkin!

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  2. I'm hostessing a little drawing over at my blog..feel free to join in.:0)

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  3. What a lovely pumpkin, hope it gets super biggggg.

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  4. Oh my gosh those vegetables are huge what are you feeding them!

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  5. Whoa, that thing is humongous!

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