I'm not a huge vegetable gardener.
Mostly because for the first three years on this property, groundhogs ate everything I tried to grow.
Now that I got rid of our old shed, they have no place to hide and consequently, no place to live.
The buffet is closed.
We're just starting to eat the lettuce and radishes now. There is nothing so nice as free, yummy lettuce. Completely free of chemicals. I love it!
I noticed the peas are starting to bloom.
Such a beautiful flower.
One of the wettest seasons on record. I don't think my tomatoes are happy.
Trying some interesting heirlooms this year: Bloody Butcher, Charlie Chaplin, Kellogg's Breakfast, Sugar Plum and Big Rainbow. Also planted 2 Sungolds and a Brandywine.
Bought a tomatillo plant to try. I see a bug on it.
I just love salsa verde.
I'm in love with the colors on the purple cabbage leaves.
Even planted some strawberries. Fingers crossed I will get to taste these. I even put up a little fence, my feeble attempt to keep out the varmints.
"The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel
like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion
of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is
nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling,
as gathering the vegetables one has grown."
- Alice B. Toklas