GARDENS -- 2011


2011.05.27 -- MUST BE SPRING

Took some pictures of the flowers around the house today...

flower_parade

bright_tulips

rhododendron

apple-buds




2011.06.05 -- BUCKETS

We planted the buckets...
buckets_2011

I have them under a tree on the west side of the yard for now.  They'll get a few hours of sun in the morning, then they're in the shade the rest of the day.  I'll slowly move them to the east to the driveway as they get used to being out in the sun.  The front six are peppers, and the back six are tomatoes.  We've also planted most of the gardens.  And more bushes around the house.




2011.08.07 -- GARDEN UPDATE

We worked in the gardens for a while today.  I took a bunch of pictures...

The hot Mariachi peppers...
HOT PEPPERS

The one bucket of sweet bell peppers...
SWEET PEPPERS

A handful of tomatoes...
TOMATOES

I have six buckets with four different types. I didn't check the label to see which this is. All my tomatoes are more meaty for sauce or salsa.

The greens garden...
GREENS GARDEN

There is kale, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, the couple carrots that grew (the empty-looking row), and the peas in back.

Four buckets of potatoes...
POTATO BUCKETS

I have two Pontiac Red and two Kennebec White.

A cluster of three apples...
APPLES

And a bowl of Kelly's pickles...
KELLY's PICKLES

She learned Bertie's Bread-and-Butter recipe last year.  It takes two of these batches to fill a gallon jar.




2011.08.14 -- PICKLE UPDATE

Here's a picture of Kelly's gallon of Bread-and-Butter pickles...
Jar o' Pickles

She REALLY likes them.  I'll eat a few, but I'm not much for mustard.




2011.09.11 -- TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR

I dug up the other three buckets of potatoes today...
potatoes

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2011.09.16 -- FROST

If you look closely, you can see some Frost on the grill...
frosty_grill

We woke up to about 29º Friday.  Kelly had hauled all the buckets into the garage Wednesday night while I was at Aikido...
buckets_in_garage




2011.09.17 -- TOMATO SAUCE

Kelly had to work today, so I decided to make tomato sauce...
tomato_sauce

Click <HERE> for the rest of the story.