This is the first time in years I've planted sugar snap peas. I put a 4' high trellis on each end of a raised bed. I think if the trellises had been 8' high, these peas would have climbed them. Pods are just now forming.
Don't know why my corn looks as good as it does. It's not like we've had corn growing weather. The Painted Mountain corn only grows 4' high which it is now, and it's starting to tassel out.
The onions are doing great. I have three beds of yellow and one bed of red.
This is a new mustard green for me. It's called Scarlet Frill. So far we've only had it raw, and it really packs a punch!. I'm eager to try it cooked when it sizes up more. A very pretty addition to a tossed salad.
This is the biggest of the green peppers forming. But don't get excited. It's actually only 2" long.
I planted some nasturtiums on either end of a bed with zucchini in the middle. Guess this proves the soil in the bed is pretty good: Mostly foliage and few flowers!
Here's looking across a section of the field garden. Brussels sprouts closest, then bush beans and then shell peas.
Another shot of the two rows of Brussels sprouts. I'm going to start snapping off the bottom-most leaves today. (Go, you little Brussels sprouts, go!)
The row of yellow beans is lush and just starting to form beans. The green beans (to left), for some reason, haven't grown nearly as fast.
I need to put on my harvesting hat and get these beets cooked, sliced, packaged and in the freezer. Doesn't this one look as if it's trying to walk right out of the garden and into the kitchen?
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northeastern Minnesota. Our daughter (Beyond the Fork in the Road) currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small tourist town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)