June 14, 2010

Growing Garden

Remember back awhile ago when I was planting onions and potatoes? The garden is doing well.
I have sunflowers, potatoes, onions, broccoli, peppers and more peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, corn, beans, cucumbers and radishes. I've been working on pulling weeds daily but as you can see, I still have plenty. I don't want to till right now because with less rainfall it dries out the soil.

I love peppers! I planted lots of cayenne, jalapenos, bells and banana peppers this year.

I have LOTS of tomato plants. I started most of these guys from seeds. There are little green tomatoes everywhere but no ripe ones yet.

I somehow managed to grab a pack of broccoli instead of cabbage so we're growing broccoli for the first time this year.

I got my first "mess" (Kentucky word for you) of squash yesterday! We're having fried chicken, creamed squash and biscuits for supper. YUM!

The corn is tall and beautiful this year.

and the beans have blooms and tiny little beans all over them!

As I typed this, we got a much needed rainfall. The temps have been in the high 90's this week and things were looking a little wilted at midday.
Thanks for touring the garden with me...what?? You're leaving?? Get back here and pull some weeds!! I'll feed you fried chicken and squash!!! I even have iced tea made!


Jennifer said...

Oh My... Your garden is soooo BEAUTIFUL! When did you plant, ours is growing good, but yours looks like you planted before us. I hear ya about the stinkin weeds,lol I've been out pullin em this morning in our beet garden, I HATE WEEDS! Your dinner sounds great, cant wait to start harvestin myself!

Sunshine Mom said...

I'm so jealous!!! Your garden is beautiful and impressive!!!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Jennifer, I planted the potatoes and onions on April 2. Everything else got planted around the 25th of April. Not exactly sure of the date but I go by the Ramon's Brownie Calendar for best planting dates.

tberry29 said...

Your garden is amazing..1st time gardener here and ours aint(Texas word for you) doing that great...Lol

Julie Harward said...

Nothing as pretty as a garden like this in the summer time... It's just beautiful! I hate weeding but for that good food I'll be right over! LOL Come say hi :D

Rose said...

What a beautiful and healthy looking garden! Looks like it will be a boutiful harvest for you!

Cheryl said...

Love your garden !!

"I'm turning around, will pull weeds for Fried Chicken, Squash and Sweet Iced Tea"

Cher' Shots said...

Your garden is wonderful. I just got mine planted the end of May/first week of June. Too far north to plant any sooner. I can't wait until mine looks like yours. There's nothing better than eating from the garden.

Beth said...

You have got a nice garden out there. I think a connection with plants means a connection with the nature itself. Iflorist.co.uk

Mike said...

Looking pretty darn good!

Millie said...

For some reason, I can't see your pictures, but I have so many weeds that I can't touch because of all the mud.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is just beautful. My garden is very prolific this year as well. More squash than I know what to do with! Zukes and Crooknecks. Any good recipes??? I hope to do a post on mine soon.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

dibear, our favorite way to eat squash is what I call creamed squash, the boys call them mashed squash. I just boil the squash until they are soft, mash them with my potato masher and put them in a skillet. Add some milk, salt, pepper and a big spoon full of butter. Cook this until the milk/butter are cooked down to mashed potato consistency. (This is a lot like making mashed potatoes, just a little extra cooking). We eat these on biscuits...YUM! I can make a meal off just these. I'll see if I can find some more recipes I use. I do make zucchini patties that are good also.

anshulika said...

Love the pictures of your garden. Thank you for sharing!


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