Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vegetable Gardening

Is there anything more promising than watching your Vegetable Garden grow?  Notice I said "Vegetable Garden".  Remember - "I Don't Do Cute!"  So I do not have an aptitude for flowers at all.  I love them, don't get me wrong!  But I don't fuss with them much.  Why???  We'd rather EAT!  Can I get an Amen?!

We have in our main garden:
  • 24 Tomato Plants (not including volunteers)
  • 4 Green Peppers
  • 4 Red Peppers
  • 4 Yellow Peppers
  • 4 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 4 Pepperoncini Peppers
  • 3 Orange Peppers
  • 4 Broccoli's
  • 4 Brussel Sprouts
  • 8 Sweet Potato Slips
  • 1 1/2 Rows Irish Red Potatoes
  • 1 Row Blue Lake Pole Beans
  • 1 Row Marvel Snap Peas
  • Detroit Red Beets
  • Parsnip
  • Turnip
  • Radish
  • Green Tail Onions
  • 300 Onion Sets
  • Various Types of Garlic
  • 4 Celery Plants
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Rhubarb
  • We didn't get our Sweet Corn in this Aunt Bena plants enough to go around thankfully!  Wait till you see what shakes down when that comes in!  FUN stuff!
Our Main Garden
In our Melon Patch:
  • 1 Zucchini Plant
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 2 Baby Sweet Watermelon
  • 3 Pie Pumpkins
  • 2 Cantaloupe
  • Gourds
  • 4 More Tomato Plants
Our Melon Patch
Around the grounds we have Grape Vines; Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry Bushes; Peach, Apple, Plum, Apricot, Cherry Trees.

The NEATEST thing we are trying out this year.....HerbBallz!

Click on the Link above for their website!  Make sure you read "Our Story" on their site!!!

My Sister-In-Law got me these for Christmas and I have been super antsy to get them going!  They are little clay balls chalk full of herb seeds!  You don't actually "plant" them.  They sit on the ground and you are supposed to keep them whole and well watered.  Apparently the squirrels are less likely to steal them that way too.  Those squirrels might meet their end if they touch my HerbBallz!  ....I got another really neat thing for Christmas this year too!!  We will talk about that more during HUNTING season though!  Oh, and they come in other varieties too!  We have had alot of rain in these parts, so I hope the didn't sink much. 
Here is one of ours:
I will let you know how they are doing!  And one of the BEST things about this product if you haven't already read their story...they are hand rolled by persons with developmental disabilities.  So it is a great way of supporting something very dear to me as well.  I love them so far if for nothing other than that!

Dare I ask...are we gluttons for punishment or truly blessed to have the grounds and the support to do all this?  I think it is alot of both.  During canning season, it gets a little hectic!  But there is no greater reward!  I hope you stick around to see the crazy crops that come in and learn a few things along the way!


  1. You guys are INSANE!! I don't know what else to say. xox

  2. How big is your main garden? John's cracking me up calling our 15'x30' vegetable garden a "starter garden". I'm wondering what a "real" garden takes :-)

  3. The main garden is roughly 50 x 100 with a postage stamp off the side for herbs of about 10 x 12. It gets bigger every your "Starter Garden" will grow if you stick around for a little inspiration this fall!

  4. P.S... 15 x 30 is a very good size by the way! More garden means more weeds!! :)