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Friday, July 8, 2011

A Garden Tour...

Welcome to our garden...
We plant a pretty large garden each year.  Gardening is something I have always enjoyed doing.
I also do a lot of canning with all of the fresh produce. 


(Psst!  Amanda, these are the pictures you requested;0)

We have sweet corn....

Our sweet corn is going to be later this year.  I'm guessing we will sink our teeth into that first ear of the sweet stuff about mid-August.


We have about 45 tomato plants...
We have found that cattle panels (fence) are the best support system for our tomatoes.  I tie them up with yarn as they grow taller.  It prevents the tomatoes from lying on the ground because the plants can't bear the weight.  As a result the tomatoes usually rot on the bottom.
green beans...
Beets.  Yum!...
Broccoli...
Oh how we love our broccoli!  Each year we plant more and more.  B wouldn't eat it for the longest time.  Last year we made her try a bite (with ranch dressing of course!)  and she loved it.  This year I planted about 36 plants.

Potatoes...
We didn't have very much luck with potatoes this year.  Of the 25 that were planted, only 3 came up.  I blame it on the weather.

Zucchini...
Radishes...
sweet potatoes...
I order my seed from Jung's and they usually send my a couple free trial packets of seed.  This year they sent me Ground Cherries...  
I have never heard of them. The package said they taste great in pies.?? Have any of you ever heard of them? Do you have any recipes?? I thought, since they were free, I would give them a whirl.




8 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I love it! Great garden!!! :-)
    Do I need 45 tomato plants to can? We have 16 of the smaller varieties. I should have got bigger tomatoes.

    Great post!

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  2. Oh my! This is totally inspiring to me after I was just complaining about my novice gardening skills last night on my blog. Beautiful garden. Let me know about those ground cherries and how they do.

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  3. i've seen other bloggers post about the ground cherries and that they are yummy. your garden looks great.

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  4. Oh, I am so jealous! You guys have a big beautiful vegetable garden. Can't wait to start my own next year.

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  5. Oh how I miss my garden! You look like you have a great garden! I also can and freeze a lot of produce when I can. I'll be checking back to see about those ground cherries!

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  6. Yay!! Thank you for the tour - I love it! :) Everything looks great, Sarah.

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  7. Our garden started out pretty good... but we're finding that we may have a case of the Mites! :( I've lost 1 Jumbo pumpkin plant, 2 zucchinis and a few more are not looking so hot. I love your layout, wish I had a large square area, too... we use the levee between our house and the hay field. Beautiful photos!

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  8. You have a great garden! I don't know anything about ground cherries. Never heard of them actually.

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