This is our first year having a big vegetable garden and let me tell you – we are hooked! The most difficult part for our family so far was the actual test of getting our garden in the ground. Before we could till our garden we had to break up all of the ground with pick axes. It took us a month and counted as our ‘homeschool P.E.’. After the ground was broken we were blessed to borrow a tiller from friends. We can see that we need our own tiller now; my husband is working Craigslist to purchase a used one for next year.
Please leave me your wisdom, recipes, and ideas in the comments.
Country Garden Tour ~
This is the front view. You can see our tomatoes and Naomi.
These are more of our tomatoes. I hear that we’ll have plenty! Right now we have a lot of green tomatoes developing.
These are our squash. Let me tell you, we are already squash RICH. The kids love eating it, because they grew it!
Squash, squash, and more squash!
And a few cucumbers.
Our biggest surprise is our pumpkin patch. I had 5 packs of pumpkin seeds that had expired several years ago. Since we had the space (& Naomi wouldn’t give up ) we went ahead and planted them. BOY, was I surprised! It looks like we’ll have plenty of homemade pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread this fall.
List of what is growing in our garden:
- Bell Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Banana Peppers
- Watermelon (3 different kinds)
I wanted to also do green beans, corn, lettuce and potatoes. We didn’t get those in this year. For our first year I feel that we have plenty to work with. Now, give me your gardening, canning and recipe ideas! What else can I do with squash? I’ve fried it, steamed it, and I know that it’ll go great is my skinny soup; I’ll gladly take other creative ideas.