Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How Our Garden Grows

Back in June, I posted about our venture into gardening! We tried a technique called square foot gardening. You can read a little more about it here.

I have to give my hubby all the credit for the success of our garden! I helped with the initial planting, but he has been the caretaker, watering it, weeding it, and covering it for shade. He's done an awesome job tending the garden over the summer and we are enjoying the fruits of his labor!

I promised an update on how our garden was growing. We did get a late start since the gardening season starts early in Texas, but we have started harvesting crops in the last few weeks! Truman picked this giant zucchini this week. I added a fork beside it in the photograph to help you picture the scale...the zucchini is about a foot long!

Our basil plants exploded and I've loved having fresh herbs steps from my kitchen! We've cooked up some delicious pasta dishes with the fresh basil and have enjoyed the mint in mojitos with friends.
We are planning to put in some fall crops and are hoping that we can grow some of the vegetables that need cooler temps and weren't compatible with our Texas summer heat!

3 comments:

Cindi Lakes said...

well I have to say I am IMPRESSED!!! The garden has certainly grown quite
a bit since we were there this summer! I think Truman may have a 2nd career as a farmer!!!

Jen r. said...

Wow, your garden looks great. I can never grow zucchini like that~! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi. I love GA week and such great finds. It's almost as good as thrifting! :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, what are you going to do with all those veggies? I hope you know how to can them or something! :) I bet you will come up with lots of yummy recipes!
Carrie