Thursday, August 14, 2014

Peak Time

     A few weeks ago, July 6, I posted some vegetable garden shots. Things were doing well and the foliage was well developed. 





     Well , a few  weeks later, Aug. 6, and the foliage has gone wild. So this is foliage at it's peak. We've had lots of moisture and sun. 

    



    I've been eating onions for about 6 weeks. My peas are finished and my beans are being harvested every 3 or 4 days. I've had beets a few times and could eat carrots if all the other stuff wasn't at the peak of production. I now have ripe tomatoes and my corn is almost ripe. I'm one of these terrible people who just can't wait and check my corn every day. I'm hoping to be able to eat new potatoes any day.

   Produce directly from the garden is the greatest.

38 comments:

  1. Yep, here too! Tonight we had fresh beans and zucchini squash and cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden for dinner. Tomorrow we'll harvest some beets and beet greens, and there will be more zucchini, always more zucchini. I baked more zucchini bread yesterday and put it in the freezer.
    I love all the fresh vegies in August.

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    1. I don't have much luck with cucumbers.Zucchini get away on you so I depend on my neighbors for zucchini.

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  2. Love fresh veggies!! Enjoy while they last.

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    1. Our season is pretty short so yes enjoy them while I can.

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  3. What a beautiful, lush garden! It sounds and looks like you had a good year!

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    1. We had a much better year than average.

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  4. You certainly seem to have a good crop. My own experiments in growing vegetables always seem to end in disaster.

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  5. It is difficult to believe it's the same place. Last time I saw it it was under three or four feet of snow.

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    1. Things change pretty fast here.

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  6. Yep, I've been eating all the early vegetables, but haven't got into the corn yet and ya know what Red - I can taste it right now. Of course, I have to admit that when we had our Festivals last week, there were a couple of young kids selling corn and hot dogs. I grabbed two ears right away smothered in "butter" and ate my way while walking round about the other vendors. Your garden really took off from those first photos. Lovely - New Potatoes - I ordered 50 lbs from our farmer and they will arrive end of month... ...maybe first of September - Yummy. I may plant potatoes next year.......maybe.....Have a good one

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    1. My corn will be ready any day!

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  7. I don't know what I have to do to get my garden in better shape. A backhoe, maybe, and new dirt.
    I am happy to feast my eyes on your garden, though!

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    1. Being near the wetland you could have a pocket of poor soil.

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    2. It's a new garden, but pretty well-used. I'd like to bull doze it!

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    1. If more of us ate fresh stuff the population wopuld be much better off.

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  9. About all I'm going to get from my garden this year is cucumbers, I fear. Like every other year I'll get two sad tomatoes and the plant will then turn yellow. Or, since this is Massachusetts, the silly plant will crank out a flock of green tomatoes, the weather will turn cool and that'll be it. I envy you your success. Eat up!

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    1. You can pick green tomatoes and bring them in the house and they will ripen. I bring in two boxes every year and they ripen very well.

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  10. We are still getting zucchini and beets, and my kohlrabi are still coming along. It's been a very good gardening year, that's for sure. :-)

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    1. I haven't grown kohlrabi for years. It was good stuff.

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  11. oh, yum! good for you!!! love the line against your house. clever gardening, for sure!

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    1. It's a south facing side so lots of heat for growing tomatoes.

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  12. It looks all very good. Nice to have your own vegetables at hand.

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    1. Many people here don't bother growing anything. they don't know wht's good for them.

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  13. I'm in the Ottawa Valley of Ontario. We are just starting our corn, tomatoes are huge but still green, beans are booming. I'll be pulling my onions to dry any day...like as soon as the rain stops. It's COLD here.

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    1. Cool weather stuff has probaly done quite well.

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  14. Your garden is a huge success! Nothing like homegrown stuff.

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    1. There's been lots of foliage this year.

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  15. I planted a vegetable garden when I was a kid and the only thing that grew were radishes. I quickly learned I don't like radishes. Of course that was forty years ago so maybe I should give them another try.

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    1. You have to experiences gardens as a kid to really like them. However, I hated weeding my mother's garden.

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  16. Looks good to me ! You are a great gardener! :)

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    1. Sometimes you get lot of luck.

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  17. Picked a Brandywine tomato that was over a kilo. I had a great white corn that almost didn't need cooked. Okra is coming on and I enjoy it fried. My daughter sliced some peppers last night to sauté and forgot one was hot until after she itched her face.

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  18. I love fresh veggies from the garden..just don't have much luck growing them. I like where you put the plants...that's a good idea.

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  19. My young son has a garden like you in St. Catherins , Ontario. He tells me he has learned a few tricks or improvements how to plant certain veggies. He loves his garden but this year he has learned to down size his garden. He has given away veggies to know end but too many is overly done. Great Red. Garden looks full for sure.

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  20. I need to dig up some potatoes! Fall is in the air here already. :(

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  21. Good gracious! I am so impressed! Everything looks so fabulous. Our dirt is not good or perhaps it's more like we've got brown thumbs. Most of our veggies aren't doing so well. The only thing doing well are pineapples and lemons.

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