One of my favorite things about my husband is that he likes to garden. Strike that, he LOVES to garden. I think he might actually be having an affair with the garden, actually. Hmmm.
Now, this isn’t your average flower garden folks. No, this a functional, manly, vegetable garden! (Though sometimes he’ll sneak in a sunflower or two for me cause he loves me.) It is from our garden, that we get most of our summer, and now a fair number of our winter vegetables. Now, I take no credit whatsoever for the creation, planting or maintenance of our garden, but I do cook yummy, tasty meals from it’s products. And photograph it. And that counts for something right? Right?
So here’s an update on are awesome, totally sweet garden. Since our days are long and warm this summer, our tomatoes are out of control, our scarlet runner beans have taken over the hop vines and are making a run for the roof. The kale and lettuces are nearing the end of their early summer peak, and we just harvested about 30 cloves of garlic which are now “curing” in the garage for fall and winter consumption. We’ve also got carrots, onions, okra, basil, potatoes, more varieties of beans and heirloom tomatoes. All we’re lacking is a chicken or two.
It’s pretty cool to be able to produce most of our summer veggies right here next to our house. We have a very small lot, and Tom has created this garden literally out of nothing using raised beds, compost and lots of time and energy. Hurray for the garden!
Extra bonus points if you can identify all the plants shown in this post!