Sunday, June 12, 2016

Our Garden

This is how our garden started a month ago...

Below is two weeks ago....

 Below is yesterday and today!!

 Waist high or higher in spots!

 That's all with just rain and natural fertilizer (thanks Chrome!)!  He only had to start watering it this weekend because it's been really dry all week.

We've already harvested fifteen pounds of zucchini, yellow squash and cucumbers as of tonight!  This is the only picture I have of it though because we've been sharing it with my parents and grandparents and he's been eating it like crazy.  I'm holding out for the watermelon, acorn squash, butternut squash and spaghetti squash!

I just made him write a list of everything he planted... here it is.

Turban Pumpkin
Golden Acorn Squash
Delicata Squash
Waltham Butternut Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Pink Banana Squash
Green Cushaw Squash
Sweet Dumpling Squash
Candy Roaster-North Georgia Squash
Seminole Pumpkin
Upper Ground Sweet Potato
Yellow of Paris Pumpkin
Amish Pie Squash
Other miscellaneous pumpkins he can't remember what he planted....
Cocozelle Zuchini
Yellow Straightneck Squash
White Pickling Cucumber
Mirabella Cucumber
Clemson Spineless Okra
Crimson Sweet Watermelon
Black Diamond Watermelon
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
Bell Pepper (Cubanelle, Pimento and another one he can't remember - starts with an M)
Black Beauty Eggplant
Red Ripper Peas (seeds he's had for years that his grandfather gave him)
Genuine Cornfield Pole Beans
Field Corn (his grandfather's)
Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn
Beefsteak Tomato
Amish Paste Tomato
Windowbox Roma Tomato
Baby Bell Pepper
Sweet Potato (unknown variety he got from store bought potato that sprouted - 30 plants)
Beauregard Sweet Potato (9 plants)
Vardaman Sweet Potato (65 plants)
Virginia Baker Sweet Potato (25 plants)
White Hayman Sweet Potato (25 plants)
Purple Sugar Cane
Birdhouse Gourd
Dipper Gourd
Loofah Gourd
Garlic (his grandmother's)

Can you tell we love squash and sweet potatoes??  Just wait until you see our fall garden list!! Some of my favorites like broccoli, kale, etc.

That doesn't even count our blueberry bushes, gooseberry bush, muscadines, cherry tree, apple tree or peach tree hehe.


  1. Right on I feel like a slacker what with all on that list. Lmao

    1. I knew who you are hehe. You're not a slacker, you're just busy. :D

  2. It's a forest of food. It's too bad we don't live next door to each other. I just bought a juicer, but didn't get enough fruits and veggies at the market to make more than a couple of cups of juice.

    1. Yes another reason we would be awesome neighbors! :D

  3. Right on I feel like a slacker what with all on that list. Lmao

  4. WOW! Your garden looks terrific. I have garden envy. Since I am further north, I just got mine in a few weeks ago. I hope mine does as well as yours.

    1. It was all hubby's work! He truly has a green thumb. :D Yours will be awesome too!


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