Sunday, May 26, 2013
Thought you might like a peek at our garden. The barrels in front are our potatoes. We don't eat many potatoes and just like new potatoes with our fresh green beans. We have planted7 different varieties of beans and peas this year. Our corn rotted so we won't be having any of it. But it is another veggie neither of us likes much. Our squash, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers have blooms so it won't be long now. Asparagus in in the top section of the photo and not sure you can see how it ferns out when over and we let it grow to produce a more abundant crop next spring. Our mint, sage, rosemary and garlic are in the far right bed. It is so thick with these herbs that no weeds grow there now. Nothing like munching on fresh mint as we walk the garden. We used to make a garden twice this size but downsized it last year. Only one of our sons likes the veggies we give them. The rest are into too much junk food now. But the 2 younger sons are growing some things of their own now. It is too much in their blood not to. One has a good potato patch and other has herbs, tomaotes, peppers and cucumbers. He enjoys making pickles. His wife is learning to make jams too. So think the tradtion will carry on though not on a big scale like we have always had. There is nothing like eating fresh veggies from the work of your hands. And we freeze the beans and peas so we eat well in the winter as well. Love this time of year!!!