Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Family Garden

 Growing up, my family has always had a large garden. Living in the country allows us the space to go all out and my mother is manager of a local produce market so we grew up around fresh fruits and veggies. My mother's green thumb has definitely been inherited by my little sister. My mother and her got together this year, along with the help of her boyfriend and planted the garden of all gardens. I'm actually quite jealous because their garden greatly surpasses my small container garden. But at least they share... and they have PLENTY to share!
 A few evenings ago, I went to my parents home where My mother, sister (Laura) and her boyfriend (Clinton,) were working in the garden. They put me in charge of grilling hotdogs, bratwursts and polish sausages for dinner while they weeded and harvested colorful, fresh veggies.

Their huge garden consists of: 20 pepper plants, 15 tomato plants, lettuce, radishes, potatoes, onions, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, butternut squash, 8-Ball squash, flying saucer squash, buttercup squash, acorn squash,
spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, cucumbers,
canteloupe, watermelon, mini pumpkins, okra,
corn, green beans, wax beans, and tomatillos.

 After working hard in the hot garden and over the hot grill... :) We stuffed our faces with a delicious fresh salad, homegrown tomatoes, potato salad and dogs.


  1. Wow! that is an amazing garden! And glad to hear its holding up in this heat. Seems like the veggies are doing alright, I've got plenty of tomatoes!
    Hope you are doing well and getting plenty of rest!~ Enjoy the veggies!

    1. The tomatoes seem to be enjoying the HOT weather. I am doing good, although it is getting harder to get a good night's sleep, suppose I am being prepped for late nights with baby :)