Saturday, August 30, 2014

Catching Up - Garden

M garden this year has exceeded expectations in a major way.  I think a lot of this was due to all the rain we got - Mother Nature took care of watering everything so I didn't have to!  I harvested so many green beans and sugar peas - literally pounds of them. 

I froze a whole bunch so that I can enjoy them during the terrible winter months that are nearly upon us.  Maybe some of them will become a green bean casserole for Thanksgiving?

I also grew herbs and lettuces, but those are somehow less exciting.  I think next year I'll plant them in the ground instead of in pots.  You can have some photos anyway.

In the back garden, I planted a pumpkin, butternut squash, zucchini, and cucumbers.  Most of these failed to thrive, and I think I know why...

That giant pumpkin plant took over everything!  But it was worth it - look at the amazing pumpkin we grew!

I'm just hoping it lasts until October.  There's another one that is still green and growing - I think it might end up being even bigger than the first one.

We also have a bunch of peppers, but those are Chris's project.  I might do a separate post on those at a later date, when and if he makes some salsa or hot sauce out of them.  He planted a total of nine pepper plants - I don't know what he was thinking!

All in all, it's been a pretty great garden year - and summer in general, really.  I saw this quote in a scrapbooking pack that my mum bought, and it really just sums up everything I'm feeling.

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