We didn't plant quite the variety we had in the garden this year but just more of less types of veggies. We decided to stick with the easy things that taste better fresh or are more expensive to buy. We planted the beans in succession so hopefully we will have fresh ones all summer. Basil, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, zucchini, spinach and cucumbers rounded out the rest of the garden this year.
Those are cucumbers climbing the poles, the Japanese climbing variety. They took a while to establish but they are finally taking off.
I have marigolds bordering the front and back of the garden and I love it. The butterflies love them too which is a nice bonus.
The zucchini are massive, truly enormous and I wonder why in the world I planted two.
I am glad I have this book on hand!
Zucchini Focaccia bread is a big hit.
This so called "4th of July" variety didn't quite come through as expected but it is farther along than the other tomatoes. Looking forward to BLT's and fresh pasta sauce with freshly picked basil and oregano.
Next to the veggie garden we dug up a plot for Grace to have a flower garden. I wasn't sure how well she would tend it but she is doing a great job and is now reaping the rewards of having a cutting garden of poppies, zinnias, cosmos and sunflowers.
It is such a nice feeling to look at the fruits of your backbreaking labor. For me it really is worth it.
In completely unrelated news, check out this shiner......
Now this is story he will be able to tell his grandchildren. The other day there was a deer in our backyard (not uncommon) and the kids went out to look at it. They all started sneaking up on it and apparently they got very close to it on the edge of the property. The deer must have felt trapped and bolted, bowling Asher over as she went. Poor guy was quite shaken up. Of course if we had known what they were doing we never would have let them get so close but thankfully Asher is o.k. and nothing worse happened. And now he gets to say that when he was 3 years old he was run over by a deer.