Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Pleasant Produce

The garden seems to be producing bountifully this year. I'm not sure if it is due to the nice, hot weather or the chicken poop I put in there this spring. The "Market More" cucumbers are sure living up to their name. I picked another large bowl full of them this evening. And I planted Brussels Sprouts for the first time ever and I am wondering why I had never done it before. We have already eaten three meals worth of them and this evening, to my pleasant surprise, there were quite a few more mature heads waiting to be picked. I had thought the sprouts wouldn't have been ready until September. My tomato have grown so large their cages couldn't contain them. The thin wire cages toppled under the pressure of the thick, green stalks of the tomatoes. I am thinking of doubling my garden size next year so I can put some of the produce out front to sell to my neighbors. I am excited about the asparagus we will have in the spring of next year. And I am already looking forward to more strawberry shortcake. Maybe next year, I will have enough strawberries to freeze or make jam with. *sigh* Gardens make me so... pleased.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Ooo I love hearing about your garden! It is so nice when produce , produces well!!Can't wait to have a garden of my own someday. :)

Rachel said...

I think I need a garden here. It's too hard having one at Grandma's...it doesn't get watered nearly enough. We've gotten several cucumbers, 1 pepper, a few tomatoes, beans, and 4 melons are growing. The eggplant that Leta wanted doesn't look any different than when it was planted, and the squash ia also nonexistent. :(
I'm so glad to hear that your garden did SO well!

Martha said...

I think I have a black thumb...

Priscilla said...

Your grandfather wold be proud!

K. Crowson said...

Oh my I totally LOVE brussel sprouts! We like to roast them in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. When they're a nice golden brown I serve them. I used to hate them as a kid (my mom used to steam them!) but ANY veggie tastes better roasted! :)

Bethany said...

Oh thanks K! I'll have to try that out. I have only steamed them. Yes, I'm a boring Mom!