Monday, July 27, 2009

Garden Update..

 

Isaac and I went down to water the garden last night and I was surprised to see how my green beans had grown so quickly!  I planted bush beans and I moved the plants around a bit to see and saw a ton of green beans about ready!  Really it seemed like overnight…. But I am thrilled!    Besides eating them fresh I will be freezing any leftover ones and canning some 3 bean salad.  I don’t think I really planted enough to bother with canning, we will see though.  I may can some if it looks like I have enough.   


Today the temps are soaring to around 100 and so Leanne and I went down to the garden this morning to water again.  I wanted to make sure my garden gets plenty of water during this upcoming heat wave.  I took some pics while I was there.. 


Lettuce..  well, I planted a whole lot of lettuce and we are eating lots of salad but it seems that we barely put a dent in what I planted! LOL..  so lesson learned?  Plant less and plant ever few weeks instead of all at once..  I knew this actually so why I did not follow this I am not sure..  a few too many summers off of gardening and my skills got rusty! 


   


Summer Squash..  I still don’t have any ready. I planted 3 mini zucchini's and 3 sunburst squash plants..  but I am gathering together all my zucchini and summer squash recipes to be prepared. 



Those green beans..


 


Wild Flowers..



And a few more… 




7 comments:

  1. Your garden looks great......No weeds!!...........Teresa from Red Maple Roost

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  2. Yes, you garden looks wonderful. I also say..."no weeds!"

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  3. Your garden is so beautiful ! How in the world do you keep it so weed free ??? We have spent most of our day today in picking and snapping green beans . It is a very nice feeling to have grown your own food and preserve it for winter months.

    God bless,

    Stefaie

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  4. Dear Crystal, Here in GA we are having our second flush of green beans. Would you please share your 3 bean salad recipe? Thank you!

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  5. Your garden is beautiful! It reminds me of my gardens I grew as a child in Maine.

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  6. Crystal,

    Your garden is amazing!!! I just love the pictures. What a beautiful garden....everything looks so healthy.

    Love you my friend,

    Cathy

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  7. Your soil is beautiful. I also want to know how do you keep all the weeds out. There aren't even any hiding out around the plants. Please share!

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