Monday, June 25, 2018

The Veggie Garden Is Over Flowing

I cannot wait to get veggies from our garden and will be picking out the zucchini soon. I see blossoms everywhere on the other plants so we will be getting  them soon.  Here is what the garden has looked like this year.

We planted marigolds, zucchini, green beans, cucumber, four different types of tomatoes and 4 different types of peppers. We put a fence around it because of the bunny rabbits. This was the middle of May.



                  This was early June and you can see they have grown so much.


Here we are now in late June. We have had so much rain and sun and everything has grown so much.



These are my plum tomatoes and I cannot wait to eat them. Tomatoes are so much better when you are able to grow them.



          These are my bush beans and they are my favorite beans of all. 



If you look really close you can see a baby cucumber. Hubby loves them, but sadly I cannot eat them anymore. Gives me horrible heartburn.



         Another of my favorites is zucchini. I cook and bake them many ways.




I did not get a picture of the peppers They are on the other side of the tomatoes and I took all these pictures from my back porch. We do organic gardening and this year it has really taken off. Hubby has done all the work.

My knees have gotten worse and I can not walk too much to work in it this year. Hoping in a couple of weeks they will be better. I am getting gel put in them. I have horrible and painful osteoarthritis in them.


Next post will be about zucchini and the bread I will be making from them.  Have a Happy Week.


26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, your garden plants are so big and healthy looking. You're right about home grown tomatoes. I brought in a double hand full of the small Sun Gold (I think that's the right name) and ate them in a salad for lunch. We had to fence in our garden too because of deer and rabbits. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  2. WOW...that looks like a great garden. I have found that I just don't get enough sun anywhere in the yard to have a garden. My tomatoes are struggling to keep blooms on them but yours look great.

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    1. Thanks Pam. Lucky for us we have full sun in the back yard and things are growing like crazy.

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  3. I'm so sorry your knees have gotten worse and keeps you from doing what you love. Home grown veggies...there's nothing better! Hugs!

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  4. Produce grown for your own garden is always so much more tasty than that bought at the supermarket. Your veggie garden is looking a treat, Betty. I hope the gel gives relief to your knees.

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  5. Your garden is looking wonderful! I am looking forward to my tomatoes too!

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  6. Oh, your garden looks so good...we decided not to plant a veggie garden this year and I am already regretting it so much. I know you will enjoy everything so much.

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  7. I love your garden! It is so healthy and such a beautiful green. My garden has now been taken over by the heat. It's very difficult for me to relinquish it, but it's just the way it is in my region of the country.
    Our knees are such troublesome parts of our bodies. I hope that your will improve with some rest.
    Jemma

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  8. Hi Betty, Your garden is doing so well. At our other house we had a fence around the garden to keep Coco out. We can't do that in this little courtyard so I try to put things higher that she might eat. I am so sorry about your knees. How painful that must be. I hope that your treatment will help you. Nancy

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  9. Your garden looks great. I'm sorry that your knees have been bothering you. I hope they feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you Angela. Knees will take time and hopefully next year will have surgery.

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  10. Garden looks neat and good! Waiting to get the healthy veggies. Hoping best for your knees to get well soon:)

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    1. Thanks so much. Maybe next year will get the surgery.

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  11. Hi Betty, your garden looks wonderful. I agree there is nothing like a fresh picked tomato, they are one of my favorite summer treats. I join all of your other blogging sisters in saying how sorry I am to hear that your knees are giving you pain. I hope the gel helps and that you'll be feeling better very soon.
    You asked me if fresh mowed hay smells the same as the feed store hay . . . I have no idea, but I would imagine that it does. I've never gone to the feed store for hay :)
    Here's wishing you a Happy 4th of July!
    Connie :)

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  12. You veggie garden is lovely Betty. How special to have fresh veggies from the garden. Too bad about the cucumbers giving you heartburn. Sorry to hear about your pain. The older we get, the more things go wrong. Have a wonderful 4th and a lovely weekend.

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  13. Betty your garden is looking fantastic! I haven’t grown my own veges in a long time but I remember how great they were to eat! I have learned to cut cucumbers open and scrape out the seeds and I seem to be able to eat them with no heartburn. Give it a try and see if that works. Too bad about the knee pain. My mom’s knees went bad and she had both knees replaced and really did well afterwards. I think getting down on the knees is always going to be an issue even after surgery but it gets you out of pain and able to walk again. Take care and thank you for your kind words on my blog. Happy 4th!

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  14. Your own home grown vegetables, they are the BEST! Take care.

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  15. Hi Betty, your garden has really taken off with the sun and rain. You are growing some of my favorite vegetables. Zucchini bread would be so good with my coffee this morning. Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks Pam. I also love having the bread with coffee in the morning. We had a great 4th and I hope you did too.

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  16. Wow - you certainly have a green plant...I can't grow a thing!! I bought a green pepper plant that had a baby pepper already blossoming, just to see if it will continue to grow for me LOL...it will be my big "harvest".....good luck with your zucchini and hope you try one of my recipes - Zucchini is my favorite!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Great job...the veggie patch looks amazing! And sorry about the knees; I have a pretty painful right knee; I had a touch of arthritis in it, then fell over a dog at work, and it's been bad ever since. :: hugs ::

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  18. Oh how very exciting! Tomatoes like this are DELICIOUS.

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  19. Your veggies look amazing! I just popped over to your blog as saw you started following me on Bloglovin'. I've enjoyed reading your various posts and your front porch is lovely! Our front porch (stoop) is only a couple of small steps down to a cement walkway, but we're working on having a deck put there that runs along the front of our house, at the level of our door... then it will become our "porch"! I'm sorry about your knee(s).... I have a bad right knee from a fall I took two years ago and it still bothers me, and if I walk too much or kneel, it starts hurting. It's so frustrating! And by the way, your hubby's sundial garden is looking so pretty, and I bet since he planted it himself, it has become his baby, right? Take care and I've subscribed to your blog too. Marilyn from Oregon

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  20. Hi Betty, I have decided to try blogging again after a lapse of nearly 4 years!Good to see some of my old friends are still blogging, I am finding Blogger a bit complicated after being away so long!
    I love your veggie patch, just enough without any major gluts to contend with. Sorry you are suffering with painful knees, makes everything so much harder to do

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  21. Hi Betty :)

    Your summer garden looks wonderful! I hope you're doing okay.

    xo,
    rue

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