Since I posted about my garden last week it has really started producing some great harvests.
I took the picture below last weekend. It is just a sampling of what we have been enjoying from our garden.
Last night I picked probably half a bushel of green beans which makes me hopeful that I will have plenty to can this year.
So far this summer I have picked 24 zucchini, 18 cucumbers (I’m going to make refrigerator pickles with them), and well over half a bushel of green beans.
I gave my mom a few zucchini and we have had fried and roasted zucchini. I plan to use a lot more zucchini in our meals this coming week.
Speaking of my green beans, I planted 4 rows but it is probably hard to tell it because I planted 2 rows very close together, left some space, and then planted 2 more rows close together. This method of planting is great for making the most of a smaller space and for keeping weeds to a minimum.
My zucchini plants are enormous and have lots more blooms on them. The butternut squash is starting to vine up the trellis and the sweet potatoes are vining out on the ground more now.
My tomato plants are really looking great with lots of blooms and green tomatoes on them.
I mostly planted Roma tomatoes and I am hopeful to have plenty to can as sauce, salsa, and juice.
My little ones were enjoying looking at the garden when I was taking these pictures. Janna made a game of walking around all of the pepper plants. 🙂
We were excited to find a couple of green peppers growing.
The cucumber plants are really starting to take off and are growing pretty high on the fence. I am so glad we chose to grow them this way. They are thriving plus it makes it easier to pick them.
We are still getting some broccoli, but I imagine the plants will stop producing before long. Joseph calls them little trees. 🙂
While the cabbage moths have been nibbling on my cabbages they all look like they are going to be a good size to harvest soon.
My sweet corn is tasseling and has little ears growing though it’s not as tall as the field corn growing on the other side of our driveway.
My kids are so excited to have fresh sweet corn soon.
Well, that about does it for this week’s garden update. How is your garden growing?