How my garden grows

I am throughly enjoying the dirt in my backyard!!  Not even the high temperatures and the beating sun can keep me away from the fulfilling work of growing my own food!  Here are some pictures of what we are doing this year:

The big bushy stuff in the background is our huge raspberry patch. We also have two tomato plants, cilantro, onions and parsley planted here.

Beets, lavender, onions and snap peas are planted here.

The back garden; sorrel, french sorrel, lettuce, jalapeno, thai hot, 2 variety of sweet pepper, onions, chard, green zebra tomato, cherry tomato, borage, blueberries, corn, fingerling potatoes and lemon verbena.

Sorrel

Borage

French sorrel

French Sorrel is absolutely awesome!!  It has a lemony flavor especially when you get to the stem part.  An excellent addition to your salad or to just pick from the garden and munch on.  This is one of Anwen’s favorites, she is always eager for our visitors to have a taste.

Corn

Ewan picked out the corn since we love to eat sweet corn during the summer.  We cook our corn right in the coals of our grill, husk on and not soaked.  It is so yummy that no butter or salt is required!

Fingerling potatoes

This year a bunch of what I am growing is in containers because I did not want to rush to take stuff out of the grow before I knew what it was.  Next year I hope to know what it worth taking out so that I have even more growing space.  Nothing tastes quite like home-grown food!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. debrha
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 16:31:28

    Awesome garden – beautiful photos!

    Reply

  2. Laura
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 23:14:33

    Very nice! Are you still working the plot in the community garden as well?

    Reply

  3. ewegrant
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 07:54:33

    I gave up my plot this year since I was going to have a yard. The plot was fun but it was a little too much for the kids during the hotter months of the summer.

    Reply

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