Monday, June 1, 2009

Our Garden

In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. ~Author Unknown

Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else? ~Betsy CaƱas Garmon

Let me start by saying that this man....
is the sole reason we have a garden. My idea of a garden is small beans compared to his. It is his sweat that makes the thing run....he is the GARDEN GURU :-)...and is a bit tuckered out at the moment!

And, our garden....

isn't it amazing? The picture doesn't do it justice. Starting roughly right to left we have


and swiss chard

Then comes our star strawberries!

Next we have our beans, lettuce (three kinds,)

sweet onions, tomoatoes, peas,

and then our potatoes which have never looked better. We then have our summer and winter squash in the squash boxes, with pumpkins of course. Behind them we have started our first succession of corn.

To the front left is our artichokes and asparagus bed. Behind that is our cover crop which we are letting go to give the ground some rest.
His job is basically the planting, of which I have helped with some...but not much. Then I take over trying, desperately trying, (with his mom's help thank goodness,) to eat or preserve all of this.
It is quite overwhelming but so wonderful at the same time....