GARDENS -- 2012


2012.06.11 -- JUMBO BERRY

Last year I ordered some new strawberry plants.  They advertised strawberries as big as peaches.  I found the first ripe one today...
jumbo_berry

Definitely not peach-sized yet, but way bigger than the other berries in the patch.  It was pretty good.  There are a bunch more growing, so I should be eating strawberries for quite a while.  There might even be a few left when Morgan comes to visit.




2012.07.16 -- GARDENS TOUR

I noticed today that I've been quite lax in my garden pictures this year.  Click the sunflowers to take the tour...
mamoth_sunflowers




2012.07.22 -- SILLY FROG

That's not a lily pad...
froggy--20120722

I was picking through the gardens and found it sitting up on the pea vines.  I've seen a couple in the yard, but nothing like 2010 and when the gardens were covered in frogs...
TREE FROGS ON THE PEPPERS




2012.09.08 -- TOMATO SAUCE

I went shopping out in the garden for dinner tonight.  Here's a load of fresh-picked tomatoes, a pepper, and a couple onions...
raw

And here they are a couple hours later...
cooked

I did add a couple more tomatoes, garlic, spices, and hot Italian sausage.




2012.09.22 -- HAPPY AUTUMN

The leaves are turning up here...
happy_autumn

We have a Freeze Warning for tonight.  While covering the chickens' leaf veggies (chard and kale), we pulled the few pumpkins that we grew, and found one last cucumber.  It's about eight inches long and three wide...
end_of_season