Monday, July 28, 2008

The harvest begins!


They may be small but they're tasty. My cucumbers are short and stubby because I planted pickling cucumbers. The beets were golden beets, but they seem to have stopped growing (according to my dad they needed more fertilizer). We've only had one zucchini thus far due to some earwigs with ferocious appetites. I think we've had the most success with the tomatoes, I did fertilize those well! I planted the spinach a little too late in the season so they ended up going to seed and not producing much. My peas...not quite sure what happened with those?! It's been a learning experience, by experience, which for me is the best way to learn. 
I just started reading ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE by Barbara Kingsolver. It has given me even more of a resolve to grow a vegetable garden and succeed at it. 

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

congrats Ashley! That is quite an accomplishment. I testify to the tasty part because I had a carrot!

Kurt Knudsen said...

YOU GO FARMER GIRL!

Ann said...

Impressive!

Katy said...

I love that book--very inspiring!

Katy said...

And good job on the garden!

Ann said...

Ashley, I am eating your cucumber right now and I have to say that it is THE best cucumber I've ever had! Crunchy and flavorful! Mmmmmm. Thanks!

Michelle Cox said...

Way to go on your garden! Your tomato plants look beautifully healthy. I love the smell of tomato plants. Ours were pretty underwatered while we were in Italy, so they're pretty sickly, but they're perking back up. And some raccoons utterly destroyed my corn off the face of the earth. Sad day for me!