Friday, July 23, 2010
Our very first harvest! A little small because I got excited about picking....rookie.
3 yellow squash
2 green peppers
ALOT of bush beans.....don't know the poundage.
I know that may not sound like much, but for first time gardeners and planting from seed that is a huge bounty! My friend, Natalie, and I have spent a lot of time babying this garden and it truly has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life so far. I also have to give props to Phil and Marty (the maintainence genius at camp)- they are the muscle behind the garden!
My oldest and I went down there today and just picked a bunch of vegetables.....and then, ate them right there! Without washing them. She is really into checking on what's growing and then sitting in the stroller while I pick everything. It has been the coolest thing to do as a family. Even if you have to start small or in pots, I encourage you to try!
The squash and very small cantaloupe and watermelon in the way back- our fingers are crossed.
Our peppers are looking great and strong! Excited to see what colors they turn.
Our bush beans' leaves are being destroyed by something- a worm maybe? We are still getting a lot but not sure what to do. Our zucchini and cucumbers are in the background here.
Coming soon to a kitchen near you.....cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, melons (maybe), jalapenos, more beans and squash galore!