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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Garden Update

One thing about the wet summer weather we have been having is that the garden if growing like topsy without ever having to water it.

Below are some pictures of the raised garden I built David last Spring. It is about 30 inches high so he will not have to bend down to tend it.

Some may remember the pictures I posted which showed it so stark and empty. Well! No more.

(to enlarge the photos click on them.)

















These are some of the tomato plant with some tomatoes, ( non ripe yet) and lots of flowers.

We will get a good crop. There is still a month before our first frost date, so there is time for some ripening.



















The onions look good. They are ready to harvest and dry for storage.


















Here you can see the swiss chard, beets and leeks. We have been using some of the swiss chard and beets. It the background are some potato plants. It is almost time to dig some early potatoes.


















We have harvested some broccoli and froze it for the Winter. There will be more as the plant give is a second growth. There are cabbages are growing also. I may make saurkrault again. The plants in the cabbage family can withstand the frost so they will continue to grow into October.

There has been a bumper crop of wild raspberries this year. June has picked quite a number of buckets so there will be jam to make as well as fresh berries on the ice cream. The blueberries were delayed this year so I need to go and see if they are now plentiful to pick. Move over bears I am coming.

With such a good growing season I wish I had planted a larger garden. I must make a bigger effort in picking the wild foods.




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5 Comments:

At 10:35 p.m., Blogger KGMom said...

Looks like you should be well-provisioned for cold weather, or at least have a start on it (provisioning, that is).

 
At 10:25 a.m., Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a great update... I remember the post about this... my it's full to bursting now... I laughed out loud at the 'move over bears' comment... I pick berries and worry about small spides and bees.. ha!..
Thank for all the comment over on Wiggers World.. I put the plow on last night thinking you would like it.. you have commented and named them all... I still have a few photo's of them on disk... it was very nice to see them in the walled garden as well as on the lawn out side.
All the my friend
Tom

 
At 1:07 p.m., Blogger Gretchen said...

We don't have any room for a garden here. Sure wish we did. It's going to be a hard winter and the price of food is through the roof! Besides, nothing tastes as good as fresh grown veggies.

 
At 2:56 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

There is nothing that tastes better than a ripe tomato direct from the vine !!

 
At 4:49 p.m., Blogger Janet said...

That's quite a haul. We now have four tomatoes ripening on our 6 plants. Woo Hoo, get the baskets! Oh well, 4 is better than none. Of course, last year we had 4 tomatoes from one plant, so our odds are not improved.

 

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