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,
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.