Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Square Foot Gardens

I have spent most of the spring and summer lamenting the condition and rate of production of my raised bed gardens, so it only seems fair that I should share the positive developments.

I am beginning to harvest raspberries: July2010 231 It won’t be long before I am harvesting blackberries:July2010 109I am regularly picking tomatoes, which are added to salads of lettuces, chard, and radishes from the garden. July2010 242The eggplants are developing nicely. Now I just have to figure out a way to cook them so that my husband and children will eat them. July2010 244I don’t have pictures of the herbs, onions, and peppers growing in the garden, but they are featured in this dip: July2010 201Needless to say, I am thrilled to finally have an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of my labor! Do you grow your own fruits and veggies? Have you had an unusually trying time gardening this year?

To view lovely gardens from around the country, visit Bloomin’ Tuesday and Tuesday Garden Party.

15 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Oh I love growing my own veggies. It's so nice to walk out the backdoor and pick something fresh & juicy. Those eggplants look pretty good, have you tried maybe frying them?

Darla said...

All veggies try our nerves around here, but we keep at it. Nice harvest.

Ott, A. said...

Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I'm a little jealous of your eggplant I only got 2 off of our 2 plants this year and it looks like you have several on one. Do you put up any of your produce? I can or freeze a bunch of ours and will be hosting a Canning Blog Party the week of August 23-27th. Stop by if your interested in tips, recipes, and give-a-ways!!!

Zoey said...

I have no veggies, but I wish I did! My MIL just made some raspberry jam and gave us a couple of jars--that's as close as I get to freshly grown fruit.

zentmrs said...

My goodness - your garden is really producing for you. I'd love to have blackberries - they are some of my favorites, and we don't get them much at our farmers markets. Thanks for sharing!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

I do grow fruits and veggis, and your garden looks beautiful! It has been a trying year in the vegetable department for me as well, but with warmer weather things are taking off and making progress.

shannon i olson said...

Harvesting is such a fabulous reward!! Everything looks great.

Jean said...

I don't do veggies but looking at your makes it tempting.I'm glad you are finally into harvest mode. Jean

Suzanne said...

That eggplant looks incredible. Makes me wish I had planted some!

Paula said...

Your veggies look great@ Kudos to you!@ Paula in Idaho

~Holly~ said...

Great job on the veggies! I'm wishing for eggplant (just have flowers so far on my plants).

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Your veggies are far ahead of mine, Alea, but then I was slow to plant. At least I have flowers!

August Kenza said...

Do you have any tips on growing eggplant? I planted eggplant and they would not grow in the garden, so I moved them to pots because I was told the potting soil would help. It took them a while to grow, but they finally did and they are just now producing. They have maybe 2 eggplants per plant and one is dying.

Alea said...

Mine are doing well entirely based on dumb luck rather than through gardening skill. I just happen to have the exact conditions that they like: warm air, warm soil, low water, and compost with lots of manure in it.

Jami @An Oregon Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking this to the TGP- I can only dream about harvesting my tomatoes! Love that dip!