Friday, July 13, 2007

My little garden

The amount of food that can be grown in one 200 square foot garden is amazing. These pictures are ten days old, so they really don't do it justice. The tomatoes are taller than Andrew now.

We have had salads coming out our ears and have given lettuce to friends and neighbors. We've had yummy roasted turnips and a big pan of zucchini.And there's more of everything to come.

Today we're shredding up two monstrous zucchinis that got away from us for zucchini bread and muffins. I'm going to feed my mom cucumber sandwiches made with my own cukes.

And most exciting so far, I'm going to pickle a couple of quarts of beets, which will give me great juice for pickling some eggs when the beets are gone!

If I don't end up on jury duty, we're going to go pick some blueberries next week and mom and I need to get a quantity of cukes so that we can make some bread and butter pickles from my grandma's recipe.

Today I need to bake pies for our chicken barbecue and ice cream social. I bought some fresh Michigan cherries when we went to the farmers market, so I'm going to make a cherry pie and a butterscotch pie. I also need to bake a cake, I'm just trying to figure out what kind.


Marie N. said...

Garden envy.

The Hen (Charity) said...

It looks just amazing. I really need to take gardening lessons from someone. We have only been able to eat lettuce twice.

Jane said...

The biggest factor is that we had great dirt hauled in. It makes a HUGE difference.