I have been such a bad garden mom lately. It was so hot for so long, then hurricanes And I let my garden grow up. I am still getting green peppers–sweet lovely garden. But there is soooooo much I need to do But we started a bathroom remodel so it may be early spring before I get back to work. But I love my garden so much. I am planning on making squash casserole and sweet potato casserole for church Christmas dinner–from homegrown veggies😍😜🤗. Makes such a happy girl.
Well, this was a hard year in the garden. Mostly due to extreme heat without rain, had to start watering daily. Then monsoon season❤️🍅
But I just counted freezer stuff. 20 gallon bags of tomatoes, 10 quart bags of green beans, 5 quart bags of squash, 3 quart bags of shredded zucchini, 3 jars of pesto
I should make another pesto, I have plenty of basil
Plus all the tomatoes, green beans and squash we ate and gave to neighbors turns out it was a better year than I thought🌿❤️🍅🍆
Still have okra coming in daily. And I finally found the right spot for eggplant and peppers. I’ve never had eggplant come in like this🍆 before.
Still waiting for cooler weather to get garden ready for winter. I had thought about a fall garden but it looks like the heat will be unbearable til September.
I have been looking for the time to write for while now. This year has been so busy. Got the garden planted a little later than last year due to unusual cold spells, then it got hot and humid soooo fast.
I did a terrible job of keeping up with pruning due to the heat. Thankfully my garden forgave me.
Then there was the unforeseen necessity of having my granddaughters here all the time.
But I have blessed with more beans than any other year. They apparently like my first raised bed better than any other spot I have tried. I finally found a place that cucumbers like, which is not the first raised bed😜 so I have refrigerator dill and bread and butter pickles. Squash did much better this year. I have a lot of tomatoes but will not be able to freeze as many bags this year. But tomatoes are still coming in.
Have had the gardener’s treat of sharing with other people especially neighbors.
Need to plan fall crop!!!
Gardening is so interesting. Last year I struggled to get any squash or beans. This year I have an abundance. Last year I had lots of tomatoes, still waiting for this year–hope they come it.
Looks like I missed this one for a few days🤪
My garden update. The last picture is spaghetti squash, have never grown before– it is growing everywhere 😍. Zucchini and yellow squash doing the best ever this year, green beans too. Waiting for tomatoes, so anxious 🤪
First pic is today’s harvest😍. Other pics are just random pics–but I just realized that plants are a lot bigger since last week’s rain. Love my garden.
Blueberries galore. Bird netting going up today😍
I love my garden. So blessed. Love to watch veggies grow. Unfortunately I can’t get flowers to grow in straw bales. But looks like a buffer year for tomatoes and squash. I finally got some corn to grow after planting seeds 3 times. Have okra coming up, not in pics.
My straw bales are so full of grass this year. But everything seems to be growing well.