Thursday, June 20, 2013

Around the Garden










Oh so much goodness around the garden this week. First, we are harvesting, oh yes we are. Mesclun mix, kale, Swiss chard, strawberries and herbs have been making their way from the garden to our plates and it is all so delicious.

I spied a few tomatoes this week and our garlic scapes should be ready in the next day or two...pesto making will be happening this weekend. The herb garden is growing well, as is everything else we planted. There are still two rows of beans to sprout, I planted them late last week, other than that everything is in the ground. Mother Nature has blessed us with a little rain, sun, rain, sun mixture over the last week, giving our garden exactly what it needs in just the right amounts. The goal now is to keep the bugs at bay, stop the invasion of weeds and enjoy the goodness the garden grows.

What's happening around your garden?

38 comments:

  1. I just realized why we need to grow our own food. It gives us purpose. You wake up in the morning and immediately you know you have something to do. You have to go see how the garden is doing. Check for bugs, see how things went over night, look ripe fruits. I really miss that something to do, tending and caring for my own food supply. I understand it more now then ever that as communal people we need to get back to community. Boredom comes from having no purpose. Sorry major tangent.

    Your garden looks smashing!

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    1. No apologies necessary KC, I think you made a really good point. Growing our own food is more about just growing food...it is so much more.

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    2. A great point KC. Kim your garden looks lovely. Last spring and summer I felt I didn't have the time to have a vege garden due to my study. I'm already making plans for spring gardening this year, now that my study is complete. I'm excited! xxoo

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    3. Thanks Julie. Looking forward to seeing your garden in action soon :)

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  2. I love your raised beds with logs - so beautifully organic looking. It just flows into the rest of your yard.

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  3. looks great! I did a garden post today as well!!

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    1. Thanks Taryn. I popped over already, it looks great!

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  4. Steve and I are sitting here 'oooohing' and 'aaaahing' at your beautiful garden. You are inspiring us. Thank you for sharing. xo

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  5. Oh Kim- it looks so good! It always amazes me to see how varied the plants are around the country. How we are in squash and tomatoes, and you are in lettuces and kale! Thank you for letting me know that my link wasn't working! The book is Growing 101 Herbs That Heal by Tammi Hartung. It is a great resource to have on hand!

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    1. Thanks Mandi. I know, I have been thinking the same thing looking at everyone's posts today.

      Thanks for the book recommendation, I will check it out.

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  6. your garden looks so peaceful! I see that your aromatic corner is growing fast, that's magical!

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    1. Thank you, it feels peaceful when I am out there :) And yes, it is growing well. There will be some tinctures and oils being made soon.

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  7. I am so fully in love with all of your gardens.

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  8. Your house and garden look beautiful. I would really like to have raised beds like this but my father-in-law (aka head gardener) has a completely 'undisciplined' approach to gardening (which works also). I will bring him in and show him this later, it's looks so lovely it might just change his mind.
    We ate our first lettuce of the season this lunch time.

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    1. Thank you! So, did you change his mind?

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    2. Not yet. Husband also has decided that mowing the grass would be too complicated. Oh well, you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks!!

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    3. It really isn't that hard. We built them so the lawn mower fits in between them perfectly...my hubby had the same concerns :) And it works!

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  9. Kim,
    Your garden is SO beautiful!

    Love,
    Taryn

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  10. Oh, Kim, your garden is so lovely... I'm hoping mine will catch up soon. We did harvest our scapes the other day & I am making pesto this evening... xo

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  11. Wow! So much is growing where you are! We are still waiting patiently, but the potatoes and beans and pea plants have begun to come up. I hope we will get a lot of strawberries this year too. Yum!

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    1. It is growing well this year. I think the sun rain combination is a big plus. Enjoy your harvest as it comes :)

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  12. Everything looks so fresh and wonderful!!!

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  13. Your garden looks amazing! I love the hay in the walkways. We've been loving the garlic scapes both for their flavor and lovely decorative quality!

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    1. Awe, thanks Gretchen. I like the hay too, and so do our chickens :) I am not totally sure it is going to stay, which is why all the paths haven't been done yet. Still deciding if I want it to stay or go.

      Garlic scapes were enjoyed this evening for dinner...so good!

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  14. Look at your beautiful yard! It's so idyllic and peaceful! Our gardens are planted, but I think it will be some time before we can harvest anything.

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  15. Love the rustic look of the logs in your beds!! What a great idea!

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    1. Thank you! We love the look and the logs were free...double win :)

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  16. oh, i missed this post!! everything looks wonderful!

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