Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This Year's Vegetable Garden 2009


Someone asked about pictures of my garden. I guess I have not had many up since there is nothing close to harvest yet, now that peas and spinach are done. Also, it rained just about every day in June, so it was not easy to find a dry moment for pictures. A few stalks of corn are just now coming in to tassel, and peppers are growing. We've been getting hot peppers for a while, but most of the leafy greens, including lettuce, are done.

I took these photos just a few days ago. The lettuce (on the right) has since gone to seed. Oh, and that giant irrigation hose reel does not belong to us! It's for the farm field.

Front and center in this picture is an enormous winter squash plant, which I have to manage a bit as its tendrils want to cling on to hot pepper plants and adjacent cucumber vines. To the right of that is a row of tomatoes. For tomatoes, we're growing:

  • Roma
  • Celebrity
  • German Stripe
  • Brandywine (Yellow and Red)
  • Amish Paste
  • Ramapo
  • Kentucky Beefsteak
  • Supersweet 100 cherry
In addition, we have:

  • Stowell's Evergreen Sweet corn and bicolor.
  • California Wonder sweet peppers
  • Jalapenos and Serranos
  • Boston Pickling cucumbers
  • Dr. Martin's pole limas (heirloom)
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Cilantro, basil, and a host of other herbs, mostly in pots.
  • Strawberries, and a pitiful black raspberry vine with four berries. Don't ask me about pie.
Things are starting to take off in the flower garden, so hopefully soon I can have those photos up. After a few weeks of day lilies, it was nice to see a gladiola start to bloom.

With all of the rain we have had, it has been a blessing not to have had any fungus problems.

In the Kitchen: Someone from church called and said they had a quantity of peaches and apples which I was welcome to, if I wanted to come over and have a look. Perhaps I can get some peaches canned before leaving on our trip next week. Now wouldn't that feel good?

On the Table: Crock pot lasagna and raspberry cream pie. The recipe for the lasagna is from the new Big Book of Fix it and Forget it, and while the recipe is very easy, I feel it could use some tweaking. The cream pie was an easy no-bake pie in a graham cracker crust.

On the Nightstand: Getting Along with People God's Way by John Coblentz.

6 comments:

  1. I was passing by, enjoyed the read. What a great garden you have, surely blessed huh? Wow I will have to check those recipes out they sound scruptious!

    Happy 4th!

    ~Linda~

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  2. Mmm.... crock pot lasagna. You do have a good looking garden. I am considering starting some iceburg lettuce in the house to plant later in the season. I have no idea what our tomatoes are. Papa just picked up some at Wally world, when our first ones died. I do not believe there are any of the pop in your mouth variety.

    Word verification, penno. Dare I? LOL What Menno Simons was called when he had writing utensil in hand. If the name stuck you would be the Pennobrarian.

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  3. Someday I'll have to post pictures of my bounty - a geranium (which was a gift) and a pot of impatiens!! Every time I see your impressive posts like this, all I can think about is...AND she works full time!!!! You go girl - I think I need to UP my caffeine level. I'm a Monica-wannabe!! :) Have a good day ~

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  4. Hi Monica - I finally got my new blog up and hopefully going! Come visit me: www.theimperfecthousewife.blogspot.com

    I've posted the blog award with 7 things about me - that was funny. Have a good Sunday!

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  5. Your garden looks great for all the rain you had.. Mine I won't go there.. Looking forward to some canning pictures now..Thanks for sharing..
    Blessings Sister Brenda/hafinger

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