Monday, June 21, 2010

What's growing in your garden this year?

Tomatoes(roma and celebrity), corn, peppers (bell, Anaheim, jalapeño), beans (edamame aka soy, string, Lima), zucchini, pumpkins, cucumbers(pickling, lemon, burpless), spaghetti squash, asparagus, peas, snow peas, onions, potatoes. I am sure I have forgotten something. My hubby is the gardener. I help a little with the planting and buying of the seeds, plants, but he does most of the work. And it is a looooot of work weeding and watering which is done through irrigation channels. We could definitely scale back and just farm an acre or less and still have enough for us, instead we give at least 50% away to family and friends. Oh, and all of this garden...and there is still all of the fruit trees and bushes - apricot, peaches, raspberries, apples, plums. What's cool is that we garden completely organically - no pesticides or herbicides or chemical fertilizers. So, it's very healthy produce. It also means that once in a while we will run into a bug or two when washing the produce off, but all in all, it's not bad.

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