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We’re very happy with the success of our garden this year. Each year it gets a little better and we try a few new things. I didn’t get in the garden as much to do the digging, weeding and planting this year, but I did pick and cook a lot! So to change things up a little on this Friday in late August, I have posted photos we both (traveling husband and I) took throughout the summer. If hurricane Irene comes close to the DC area, we may not have much left after the weekend. So before it’s gone … enjoy the colors!
I do believe these sweet peas were some of my favorite vegetables. We had not planted peas before so we didn’t put out a lot of seed. We will next year because these were awesome. We sat on the back deck and shelled peas and ate them raw. On my gosh they were good. These were ready very early this summer as this is a spring crop.
Early grape tomatoes.
Pole beans climbing up the pole.
Early spring red leaf lettuce.
We also didn’t put out enough of these delicious beets! Another spring root crop.
A new yellow squash.
Pole beans again next to the wild flowers.
A spring onion, a delicious beet and tasty carrots.
Someone ate this lovely little grape tomato just after the picture was taken.
A big fat juicy green tomato.
We had great success with the carrots and they kept growing well into the summer.
This is our carrot family. On the left we have the daddy carrot, next the chubby mommy carrot and on the right we have the baby carrot! Yes we play with our vegetables.
Now the big boys are ripe!
A daylilly doing it’s part to help attract bees.
An afternoon’s bounty.
I made pickles with our home grown cucumbers and onions.
We didn’t grow these but we do feed them. We have a large family of hummingbirds and my husband has been fine tuning his photography skills capturing these wonderfully fast little buggers!
Beautiful! We will miss them when they leave on their trip to Mexico!
I have some wonderful recipes to work up this weekend. I have a pear crumble pie on track to post Monday so please check back for the recipe and step by step how-to photos. I hope we don’t lose power during the hurricane because I have lots to do! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!