Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring comes late here in New Hampshire and after the long winter I am always anxious to get the garden in the ground. Some years I don't wait long enough and Jack Frost pays us a visit and lots of hard work can be lost over night. This year I only lost a few seedling that we had started inside. And now with the first day of summer quickly approaching the garden is looking pretty good.

We've planted quite a few different varieties of peppers and many of them already have small fruits on them. We love peppers; both sweet and hot! Hopefully the pantry will be full of pickled banana peppers by fall.

This is our second year planting onions. Last years harvest was small, but delicious. And the onions wintered well. Hopefully these white and red varieties will do as well.

Sarah has been my garden helper this year. The others help, but loose interest much more quickly. Weeding, planing, weeding, watering, loving~ the rhythm of the garden. So peaceful!

Lots and lots of bush bean! We ate and froze quite a bit last year and hope to put up more this year.

The peas are starting to climb. And the first flowers were discovered just this morning. If I can keep Rebekah and Hannah out of the peas we might get some put up for winter. Last year they are them as they picked!

We also have three varieties of potatoes, spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini planted. The spinach is ready to harvest and the rest of it is looking good. Even the yellow squash that the bear stepped on is coming along.

The herb garden smells devine! Chives, dill, taragon, rosemary, basil, and garlic. I hope to dry some of our own herbs this year. And Sarah will be making pesto. We may add some parsley and cilantro.

My mouth is watering now thinking of all the yummy fresh goodness we will be eating soon. And the farmer's market opens on the 26th. I can hardly wait!


  1. Hi,

    Found you on Soule Mama...nice blog! :)

  2. Hello Elizabeth,
    I received your daughter's beautiful square and wonderful article for the newsletter yesterday. Thank you - it is perfect!
    Your garden looks very much like ours - I just can't wait to be eating more.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  3. The garden looks great! I am hoping we will have a great growing season this year to make up for the last!

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