The vegetable garden exceeded my expectations for growth...everything I planted in that lasagna dirt was tall and lush and thick! I even planted artichokes! They grew to immense proportions and pumped out little chokes starting in August, everyone was amazed....not as amazed as I, though! Everyone thought that our climate was too cold and too short...NOPE! I figure that with the right start in the winter...maybe a small greenhouse and some blessing from above...I can grow anything I want!
|Cinnamon Basil and Alpine Strawberries...um...and Cumin!|
|Tomatoes...these monsters grew 6ft tall and I had 5 gallon buckets full!|
|Cinnamon Basil/Lemon Basil|
|Bounty of first picked squash|
|The size of the tomatoes!|
I truly wanted to finish my fence this year but Mother Nature decided that that was not going to happen...first, every where I wanted a post for the gate...there was enormous rocks...well...boulders! AND then...it rained...and rained...and guess what? rained some more! filled up all my boulder holes with water...they are three feet deep....
Next year I am going to can salsa with them...and pickle some for the brave people that don't mind their nose hairs incinerated...
I grew Okra too...it was gorgeous! I am putting it in my flower beds next year! It has the most beautiful yellow and red lily looking flowers I have ever seen!
With my part time job I am going to purchase a food dehydrator to dry herbs and apples...oh...the apples around here! they are everywhere...applesauce, apple cider...apple crisp...mmmm...I am so hungry! Lunchtime here I come! See you all soon!