Here are some pictures from this week and last week in the garden. Pictured above is Winter Squash!
We’ve been harvesting Zucchini, Yellow Crookneck Squash, Patty Pan Squash, Broccoli, Kale, Lettuce, Jalepeno Peppers, Basil, Cilantro and Chives. Loving all this yummy fresh food!
Jeff has been harvesting Calendula flowers from the garden for making healing salves & oils.
Lavender filling the garden with it’s delicious scent!
This Red Lettuce is one of our favorites because the slugs leave it alone (hip-hip-horray!!) We’ve been having fresh salads every day and loving it!
We love to put Nasturtium flowers on our salads
Kale, rich in vitamins!
Winter Squash growing up the fence
A sea of Winter Squash
Last week we made this trellis above for the cucumbers and made cages for the tomatoes that were starting to get huge and fall over. We like to have trellises for our cucumbers because we can grow a lot more when we grow them up and it’s a lot easier to harvest when they are growing up (easier to spot). Looking at this picture, I can see how much the cucumbers have grown since last week! =)
I am loving the garden right now. I water early every morning, it’s such a peaceful way to start the day. I love seeing all the bees and seeing all the growth from day to day (which has been incredible with all this heat!) I love being able to go in the backyard when I’m hungry and harvest for our next meal. I love to see the rich greens and bright colors all around. I love the silence of the garden and the way the leaves are illuminated with light. I love Abu the garden cat following me as I water and playing with the hose. I love hearing the rooster crow and the hens clucking nearby. I love the dogs laying lazily in the shade and watching me through the fence.
And I love, love, love eating everything that grows in the garden!