Friday, July 12, 2013

It's Summer Time In The South

Our garden finally decided to grow and produce.  We are getting to eat green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, bell pepper and jalapeno pepper.  So far we've only had two ripe tomatoes but there are quite a few green tomatoes on the vines and we are anticipating more ripe tomatoes soon.

William bought Big Bertha Bell peppers, Jalapeno, and Cayenne peppers.  Someone had mislabeled the Cayenne pepper plants so we have eight Jalapeno pepper plants and they are full of peppers.   I should be able to can a lot of sliced Jalapenos this summer.  They're good with peas and greens in the winter time and they're good on nachos.

The yellow squash have about "done their due" so we will be pulling up those plants and putting out more tomatoes in the next week or so. 

We have had enough veggies that we could share with some of the neighbors and that's a good thing.  The last few years our garden hasn't done as well as we hoped.  We did have enough to share a little but this year it's been much more abundant and for that I am thankful. 

We don't expect to feed the community on a few raised beds but it is good to have enough vegetables to share.  One of our neighbors is disabled as is her husband.  It brought a lot of joy to take her a sack of various vegetables one day this week. 

There you have the happenings around here.  Nothing like watching vegetables grow and eating them fresh from your backyard. 

Thank you for dropping by.  I will try to get some pictures to post in the next few days.  Time to dine. 

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