This morning I spent an hour weeding our vegetable garden (well, I made a dent in the amount of weeds that are waiting to be brutally killed by me...). But I thought I'll give you a little peak.
It's our third year to have a vegetable garden and I'm really enjoying it. We have a small strip of our back yard that we use for it, so we don't plant enough for canning but more for enjoying fresh produce through most of summer and fall.
This year, for example, we planted ten kinds of tomatoes - 1 plant each:
I LOVE tomatoes, can eat them straight off the bush! We wanted to have a colorful collection this year, and I'm happy to say that all of them are doing great, and flowering right now, and at least half have tiny tomatoes coming:
The climate where we live is mostly sunny and somewhat dry so tomatoes and also zucchinis are thriving:
For some reason, yellow squash had never done as good, so this year I decided to just stick to zucchinis. We already have a couple coming, so, hopefully, in about two weeks we'll have some of our own.
We don't have much of our own produce yet but the kids definitely enjoy fresh-grown peas:
Also the radishes are almost ready to be picked (maybe, another week or so):
We also have green beans, three kinds of cucumbers, spinach, kale, two peppers and broccoli. And herbs- rosemary, parsley, dill, oregano and two kinds of basil. Oh, and also onions that I started in a cup from those white bottoms of the onions you buy in the store. They are doing great right now:
As you can see, I still have plenty to weed:) Unfortunately, we don't have any space for fruit trees or berry bushes (well, we actually have 1 tiny blueberry bush) but we got some strawberries this year:
And what makes me really happy is this:
We share this apple tree with our neighbors, and it has A TON of apples coming this year. I'm so excited for all the applesauce I'm going to can :)
I really enjoy having our tiny vegetable garden. Next year I'm hoping to add a small green house to it too. My sister just got one this spring, and her cucumbers and peppers seem to be doing much better than mine, even though mine are doing pretty well too.
And this is what made me happy today. How about you? :)