Friday, June 15, 2012

The Garden of 2012

I can hardly believe that I have failed to show you pictures of this year's garden and it is already the middle of June!
Even though we haven't increased the size of the garden, we have more rows this year.  That is what happens when you use the right tools for the job.

We have watermelons, cantaloupe, purple hull peas, summer squash, black eyed peas, red onions, tomatoes (several varieties), banana peppers, zucchini, jalapenos, bell peppers, okra and cucumbers. 

Thus far, we have picked over 240 pounds...mostly tomatoes and yellow squash.  The cucumbers are finally hitting their stride so I think pickles are in my weekend plans.  I have canned LOTS of salsa.  But really, can you ever have too much salsa?  I don't think so!

This is the first time we have grown black eyed peas and we LOVE them!  I had never eaten them fresh before.  Jim says that the purple hulls are out after this year.  We will see about that.  I still like a good purple hull pea.  (He says the black eye gives him more bang for the buck and doesn't turn his fingers purple!)

Okay, well now you know what I will be doing this weekend.  How about you?

And if you need any jalapenos, please let me know!  My Hero sure can grow the peppers!!!  I have even resorted to making my own jalapeno pepper jelly just to use more of them.  (But it is really good, so how much of sacrifice could that be, right?)


Stacy said...

Tressa wants a LARGE jar of jalapeno pepper jelly for her b-day - fyi :)

sounds great about your garden! I have been able to pick 1 bell pepper and 9 cucumbers so far - a far cry from 240 pounds! :)

love ya

Brenda said...

That sounds great! Your garden looks swell it is hard to imagine this living in the nice you guys gave gardens. I miss my Dad's.
that's a bunch of vegies.