This is what we call the "Big Garden". I guess we will have to call it something else next year when "the the "Little Garden" is complete and becomes the new big garden. It is amazing how well it recovered from the hail damage. We are so grateful! I can only imagine how it would have been right now if we hadn't got the quarter size hail. I'm sure those cucumbers (middle left) would be to the top of the trellis but you would never know that the tomatillos were down to stems after the hail. They are to the top of the trellis and as bushy as can be. In the distance you can see the strawberry garden. The strawberries that made it are doing great! They are sending out runners like crazy! I think we are going to recover some of our losses there after all. The sunflowers are about 10 feet tall now. The cardoon was another thing that came right back like nothing ever happened. The cardoon is on the middle right. It is the spiky, silvery leaves with the pink zinnias poking out from in-between.
Here we are at the final week of our regular CSA season. This weeks baskets included: cabbage, peppers (3 types), tomatillos, onions (2 types), garlic, green and purple beans, zucchini, beets with greens, eggplant, spinach, celery, tomatoes (3 types), basil, sage, tarragon, chives, carrots (red, purple, and round), cucumbers, Swiss chard, and a bouquet of zinnias and sunflowers. Above is the contents of a large share basket and below are some close-ups.
We had a run of a few cool days and it put me in the mood for soup. I've always been a fan of soup. Anything that goes well with fresh bread slabbed with fresh butter is going to be a winner in my book. I don't know if I like the bread and butter or the soup better. Maybe that's why they go so well together- no need to choose!
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love wandering around in my gardens admiring God's creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming and homestead adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!