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"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...."

Posted Oct 15 2009 10:04pm
"....How does your garden grow?'

Well, I don't know about Mary's garden, but ours is EXPLODING with deliciousness! :)

Back in June, we planted a little garden along the side of our house. We didn't know anything about gardening, so we just picked our favorite fruits and veggies, threw some seedlings into the ground, and crossed our fingers! Patrick was well aware of my black thumb, so he kept calling me the plant executioner and he told the little seedlings to run for their lives. Ha! But, we have really enjoyed watching everything grow (I think I cured my black thumb!) and of course we've LOVED eating all of the fresh veggies!

The sad little spot we picked...
I'm not even going to pretend like I helped with this part. :)


Look how cute the little cherry tomatoes are! YUM! I typically pick off two ripe tomatoes daily.
There's about 25 of them on the plant right now!
Last week our cucumbers started growing! I think they are so cute when they first grow, with their little flower on the end. :)
We have about 30 cucumbers growing right now, so I'm going to need to think of some creative meal ideas to incorporate all of those!

Our zucchini, green beans, cantaloupe, and watermelon are all blooming right now, so hopefully they will start growing more delicious food for us to enjoy! We also have jalapenos, parsley, and carrots growing, but we have no idea how to tell when the carrots are ready to be pulled. Guess I need to do a little research!

I think my favorite thing we have grown this year is basil. Our basil plant smells AMAZING and I have been using it like crazy in my cooking. Tomorrow I'm making homemade basil pasta, which should be interesting since I don't have a pasta maker! :)

This picture was taken last month and our basil plant is at least twice as big now!

I know our summer gardening time is coming to an end, which makes me sad, but I'm already planning our winter garden! Broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, lettuce, and cabbage! Yum!

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