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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Productive Pixie-Patch!

It's finally summertime! All of the hard work of digging, sowing seeds, and transplanting young and tender seedlings is almost done. Many have asked me to show where the garden is now, and so.....buckle up, here we go! I like to grow many different kinds of vegetables, with succession planting, so that an empty space is not empty for too long, and with an eye toward variety. I never met a vegetable I did not like, so here's the tour/garden party for you.

Radishes...before the harvest....


And after......



Okra seedlings, just getting their start before the real heat of summer is here...



The carrot patch - the first of multiple sowings, as I like to have fresh carrots being pulled right up until frost...


Some romaine and butter crunch lettuces - almost ready now..


Green beans for canning, freezing, but mostly eating fresh, moments after picking...


Some beautiful herbs to cook it all with...clockwise from lower left, thyme, tarragon, cilantro, dill, oregano and basil...


A variety of onions, red, white and yellow.....


A summer staple for salads and Gazpacho...cucumbers..


And of course, one zucchini plant, and one yellow squash plant. They are highly prolific, and I do not need a lot of those plants...


One of my personal must-haves in the garden....broccoli....


Another summer staple, bell peppers..


And the star of any one's summer garden show....tomatoes...the first ones will be ready before the end of June!


On the fencing behind the tomatoes, I have sugar snap peas climbing...I cannot wait to use them in a stir-fry..


The whole plot after a weeding and watering session.....


I love the fact that I am going to be eating produce that was never touched by a chemical! What kind of pickled delicious-ness will I get up to with those radishes? What did Kitchen Angel think of all this impending bounty?  Well, she actually pitched in and helped with the harvest!


Stay tuned for what we will do with all this lovely vegetation, the Rubber Chicken finale...and my attempt at potato-wrapped cod! Eat well, my friends, and enjoy the bounty that is summer! Love and kindness to all,
                                                         
                                                                             Pixie

2 comments:

  1. You are going to have one heck of a harvest! Well done. I'd love to have a garden one day...

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  2. Thank you, Kris! I am planning what kinds of lettuce wraps and salads I'm going to make already!

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