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Friday, August 12, 2011

A Bountiful Harvest from Our Vegetable Garden

We are celebrating this year’s bountiful vegetable crop thanks to a glorious early summer here in the North East.

Pears - Pere

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Yes, it required some workseeding, planting, mulching, fertilizing, watering and weeding.


Some plants required special attention - 

Pole beans

Tomatoes on the vine

....keeping an eye on the pests

such as staking up the tomato and bean vines  


........but look at the harvest


Jersey tomatoes

Italian flat beans

In my opinion, eating vegetables that you have grown yourself is an experience everyone should enjoy. They taste so much better than anything you can buy in a grocery store. 


  1. I agree with you completely. Your garden is beautiful. Those cabbages!!

  2. MimiTabby - Thank you. Those cabbages are perfect for the cooler days. My favorite - cabbage and brown rice.

  3. I love your garden, I too hve cabbages but this was my first time and I did not thin them when they we young so there are on top of each other I may get one good one, but next time it will be better. How long did it take for you swisschard to grow to that size mine were started from seeds in Sept 2011 and are still very small then again I am in zone 9 and this Arizona weather can be brutal during the summer

    1. Thank you for commenting. We live in the northeast. We start with seeds in a little greenhouse mid-April. We then transplant the seedlings. Swisschard reaches that size end of June - early July. My recipe swisschard and potatoes. Happy gardening.