Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Abundant Harvest

My garden is doing very well this year! I learned from some of the mistakes I made last year and things have exponentially improved.

So far, we have feasted on peas, corn (ready much earlier than I thought it would be), strawberries, beautiful and perfect bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, jalapenos, and herbs of all kinds (basil, dill, cilantro, sage and rosemary). Still coming are some gorgeously forming pumpkins, watermelons, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and pole beans. My artichoke plant is thriving as well, though we won't get any flowers in this, its first year.

In the fruit category, we have forming figs, apples and pomegranites. We had just a few blueberries on the bush but no peaches this year. Perhaps next year. It doesn't look like we will have any grapes this year, as both types seemed shocked by their transplant, but at least now they have some new growth on them.

Speaking of abundant harvests, today Jay and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. There is no doubt that our union has been a fruitful one! Happy anniversary, Jay--I'd glady marry you a thousand times over again.


nicole said...

Wow! I wish I was your neighbor. We tried a salsa garden last summer with middling success. I am addicted to pomegranate flavored things.

Annie Bizzi said...

What a blessed bounty (garden and in family)!

The Purnells said...

WOW! Now that's the kind of garden I want. I'll have to show Bernadette. Our tomato plants didn't make it. The last surviving plant was lost with one swoosh of our lab's tail.

jen said...

Where do you all find the time? Awesome!