Spring is in the air…and my garden too!

I am so excited to see our garden growing. My boys are excited too! Over the weekend they helped weed. They actually did a decent job too!

The season always starts with the lettuces. We have been eating quite a few salads lately. Expect another salad recipe later this week! The asparagus also comes early, though we haven’t harvested any. It is all still too thin so we leave it. Each year we get a little more, someday we may actually have enough.

Last week I went out and did a count since I was curious. My guess was very close. I thought we had around four dozen tomato plants, we actually have 51. You read that right, 51 tomato plants! We even had about another two dozen to plant but just have room! I sent several to school with Jack since his class is planting a vegetable garden alongside the flower garden the child development program planted.

As of now we have no bug issues. Fingers crossed this continues. Not even any deer problems either. Each day I watch everything grow bigger, looking forward to everything I will be able to make. Clearly I will have more produce than I can handle. In years past I take LOTS to play dates, needless to say people are thankful for garden fresh goodies.

So here are some pictures of our garden….

20140429-081733.jpg

20140429-082806.jpg
Picture all the salads with yummy fresh greens!

20140429-081834.jpg
Boys, big and small, weeding near the asparagus.

20140429-081940.jpg
Blossoms on the blackberry bushes.

20140429-082027.jpg
These are the rows of tomatoes!

20140429-082114.jpg
Squash plants.

20140429-082152.jpg
Pepper plants.

20140429-082224.jpg
Oh yum, Napa cabbage!

20140429-082302.jpg
Kohlrabi….so many possibilities.

20140429-082353.jpg
Broccoli, a family favorite!

20140429-082433.jpg

20140429-082450.jpg
Our first blueberries! We just planted four bushes last year. We will need many many more to feed our boys!

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Spring is in the air…and my garden too!

  1. ChgoJohn

    Such a beautiful garden! You’ve got plenty of work ahead of your guys but the payoff will be incredible. 51 tomato plants? Oh, the ragu!!!! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      I am imagining all the tomato possibilities! And of course the time it will take. Time will tell how well it all goes. My hope is to can some salsa and plenty of ragu, just hope I survive the time and heat. Canning in South Carolina in the summer is far from pleasant!

      Reply
  2. Liz

    This may sound strange but I’ve never seen broccoli growing in a garden. I look forward to seeing the mature plants…I have seen all other Brassica oleracea varieties like cabbage, kale, collard greens, kohlrabi, and cauliflower. The salad looks so fresh and delicious. I hope you enjoy the 51 tomato plants. That is a lot of tomatoes!!!

    Reply
    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      I hadn’t ever seen broccoli either until we started growing it! I am sure I will come up with so etching to do with all the tomatoes, so many ideas and blog posts brewing in my mind. Enjoy the end if the week!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s