I couldn’t be happier that my garden is growing like crazy, so I’m going to boast like a proud parent and show off some pictures of the growing bounty. I’m sure there will be more to come as the melons, cukes, squash, potatoes, and everything else take over every patch of dirt in my yard.
When I was a kid we had frogs that lived in our strawberry patch. So far we’ve got no frogs, but hopefully we’ll get some tasty strawberries!
I’m not a huge fan of green beans, so I’m growing a variety that is suppsedly good for drying. That way I can use them in soup, which I am a HUGE fan of.
My dad inspired me to grow some corn. He grew a ton of it last year and made it sound super easy. I don’t know why I thought you needed a farm the size of a small county to do it. So far they’re coming up just fine!
Tomatos and bell peppers are a must. I planted six tomato plants this year, so we’re going to be eating a lot of salsa, gazpacho, and caprese salad.
One of my first garden memories is my dad cracking open a pea pod out of our garden and us eating them on the spot. I was thrilled to be able to do the same thing with The Kid last week. She proceeded to eat about half the harvest while we were shelling them. I didn’t complain.
We’re growing lots of flowers too. Here are few that have been making me extra happy.