Friday, May 22, 2009

A Productive Day in the Garden

My favorite little picture.  Here are the strawberries I 
have picked this evening alone.
I have had to pick a colander full each and every night this 
week.  We have already given some to the neighbors
and of course we have enjoyed strawberry shortcake.
I suppose, more jam is in our near future.

The strawberries are popping up from every where.
Here soon, we will be thinning out our plants
and trying to place some in the bald areas.

A shot of one of our tomato plants.
This year, I have high hopes of canning
a variety of things from just tomatoes and salsa
to our own vegetable soup and maybe marinara.

Here is a partial view of our garden.
We planted about 45 tomato plants yesterday evening
after a neighbor came and plowed it for us.
We also planted about 36 pepper plants of a few 
different varieties.
Then you can't forget our attempt
at watermelon, pumpkin, cantaloupe,
corn and peas.  We have more to come later.
We hope to set up a box garden for the kids to enjoy
and upkeep.

Here is that lone tiny plum on our tree.  I had
thought the kids picked it, but we found it again
the other day.  It is still there in all its cuteness.

Can you see all the apples here?
Larry Denzil is thrilled to death.  If all goes well,
we will have a couple dozen apples to enjoy.

Here is a picture of one of our puny fruit trees.
Remember, we planted them 3 years ago.

Here is the lovely Ruby Isabella snoozing on such
a beautiful, warm, spring afternoon.
What a wonderful thing to do after a hard day's work.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous memorial day weekend.


J and C said...

I am having a little bit of "North Carolina- garden envy" YOu have no idea how lucky you are to get those wonderful berries. Strawberries are annuals here, and still just as expensive! Poo-y

Otherwise, I am loving the garden, we really need to plant some fruit trees!

JoJuan said...

I can't believe you're getting strawberries so soon!! We just have little tiny berries. And 45 tomato plants?? Wow. Gregg got 4 and I'm thinking that's way too many to harvest. I'm very impressed with you guys. And, very off topic, I adore your colander!! It's so cute.

Brooke said...

Seeing your garden makes me remember my grandther's garden. I miss both him and the garden.

I cant believe you planted though. Have we really changed that much?

D, A, B, Z, and Ak said...

Wow - envious of all those strawberries! I encourage the making of jam. I have found some on sale twice already this year and have made freezer jam - I LOVE THE STUFF!!! I might get some fresh ones from an Amish family this week and make more jam! And now I have a favorite pectin - the purple box that requires NO COOKING of the pectin! Plus I get it at a salvage store for 79cents a box - so it's cheap to make! Good luck!!!