Garden Update


It's been a few weeks since we planted our garden. 

It looked like this in early May. 
Measured off and tilled up, but nothing planted yet. 

Now in early June, we have plenty of sprouts and the garden is coming along nicely. We have planted: cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, beans, cantaloupe, peppers, and many rows of sweet corn. 

Then a neighbor gave us a few starts of onions, more tomatoes, and broccoli. So we added those in. 

I also have garlic in a different garden plot that is almost ready to harvest. Garlic is planted in the fall and ours came up early this year with the warm spring temps we had. It will be ready earlier than normal. Garlic is very easy to grow and the yield is excellent. You plant a clove but you harvest a head for each clove you planted. We press each clove and then mix it with a small amount of olive oil. Then freeze them in one-teaspoon dollops. We use them then all year long when a recipe calls for a clove or two of minced garlic. Easy home-grown goodness.

Both the kids, as well as my husband and myself, have been out in the garden, helping with all aspects: planting, weeding, watering. And it won't be long now until we get to take part in harvesting too!


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