Sunday, August 16, 2009

Harvesting from the Garden

It has been so much fun watching our garden grow, and now we have been enjoying reaping the rewards of our labor. We have been able to eat fresh tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, sugar snap peas, lots of zucchini, marionberries, raspberries, blueberries, artichokes, carrots, and potatoes. It is amazing how much better they all taste straight from the garden!As this was our first year doing a garden we have been very happy with how it has gone, and we have learned what to do or not do next year. We definitely don't need 9 zucchini plants. We could have thinned out our lettuce, and planted only one row at a time with a week between plantings. No broccoli next year, it just didn't get big enough. We don't need 4 rows of carrots, but we need more rows of green beans and sugar snap peas. And our pea poles need to be taller. But we definitely like having a garden. It is so much fun to go out and get fresh produce. Andrew loves going to the garden and eating anything he can get his hands on.
Our garden is reaching the end of it's growing season, but we are still looking forward to our corn and butternut squash getting ready. And we have one little pumpkin, and it didn't even come up where we planted the pumpkins. But at least we will have one pumpkin for Andrew to "carve".

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