Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our Garden

Garden and pots are planted for the summer! In the garden we have peas, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, carrots, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash and sunflowers.

In pots on the deck we have green beans, tomatoes, green onions, green peppers, various herbs (basil, mint and parsley), strawberries, poppies, pansies, star flowers, moon flowers, marigolds and zinnias.

Holy cow! That's a lot of stuff. Especially considering we really don't eat much in the way of vegetables. I mean, we'd like to. We really would. They are good for us and all. That's why we plant them. Now we just have to actually get ourselves to eat them!

But we do somewhat. Last year we ate quite a bit of lettuce, peas, spinach and tomatoes (put into tomato sauce). And we've been using the onions and carrots from the freezer over the winter. The broccoli never quite became edible, the cabbage, watermelons and squash were dismal failures, and the peppers never really got big enough to bother with.

We also shared the carrots with the guinea pigs (especially the odd shaped ones) which they thoroughly enjoyed.

So, we did manage to grow some and also to eat some. We're healthier because of it. I'm sure. Really.


1 comment:

  1. Wow that is a lot of vegies! Maybe you should look into juicing! I can't wait to find out how you make out with the zucchini. Ever try sweet potatoes? That's my gardening experiment for the year.