bok choi, spinach, and mustard greens
all of the above plus a lettuce mix
all of the above plus strawberries
a bounty of kale
an even bigger bounty
our first red tomatoes
the first red cherry tomato
one summer squash before we caught the blight
the cherry tomatoes start pouring in
the first heirloom tomato and broccoli
here they come
our pattypan squash fought off the blight and kept them coming throughout the summer
eggplants didn't do so well. i think they were being shadowed by the giant tomato plants nearby
almost as big as my head
this is when we started to freak out and make lots of spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce
this cute little guy. poor eggplants. this was the last of them.
aggh! remember that these pics are being taken about once a week!
ahh, theres one more i forgot about
i had forgotten to keep taking kale pics as we brought it in. we would pick it for each meal over the summer.
one bell pepper. some of pepper plants were engulfed in tomato plants and didn't get a chance to grow until i moved them late in the summer. oops. this is the only bell pepper we got as a result
other types of peppers
and the last of it, which i picked today. we'll probably get a few more small broccoli shoots, and some kale leaves here and there, and a few more big heirloom tomatoes. what a successful season! next year i'm getting more squash and more eggplant! i'm determined.
this is really unbelievable to me. I'm super jealous.
I haven't had any real gardening luck, ever. But I've never gotten the opportunity to give it my all, either. I've always just had porch gardens, except for one time (two times? now I don't remember) when I had a community garden plot. It was hard to get myself all the way over there to water and weed frequently enough and I really didn't know what I was doing, either.
I might try again next summer, or give it a rest for a few years. I'm not sure. Last summer I just planted flowers. I got so busy though, that by the end of sumemr they were all dead from lack of watering. It was sad. But pretty much, for the last six months solid, I have been booked just about every minute of the day from dawn until past dusk. So that's my excuse!
ANyway, that all looks super delicious.
for the first time in my life, i have space for a garden outside of my house, and i'm REALLY excited, but have no idea what i'm doing. i was wondering if you had any reading suggestions to help me learn how to garden that I could check out over the winter.