Aug 28, 2011

snapshots from the garden

Our very short summer is quickly turning to fall, and it has done some wacky things to our growing season.  Happily, one of the benefits is that I have strawberries- at the end of August!



The wine barrel gardens have done very well.  The only thing that hasn't done fabulous is the basil.  It was hangin' on by a thread for awhile, but now it looks healthy- although not the bounty I'd hoped for this year.
Our cherry tomatoes are coming on in full swing and I can pick a handful almost daily.



The other night I was able to pick a bunch of parsley for homemade chicken noodle soup.
Yummy!!
I found a super easy recipe that I hope to share with you soon - once the weather feels more like soup season.
:)

I am waiting a bit longer to harvest some of our other herbs for fall and winter cooking.
It has been so fun to have a garden again.  I've loved having a little niche to grow some of the things we love.

Here's a couple before and after pics of the strawberries.  We planted around Memorial Day weekend, so you can see how nicely they filled in over summer:

May 31- Memorial Day weekend
August
I hope you are enjoying the benefits of your garden!
Do you container garden or have a full on spread?
Enjoy your Sunday!

4 comments:

  1. I'm beyond jealous!!! Next year I have to garden!! Thanks for inspiring me =)

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  2. I love growing tomatoes too! They are so tasty right off the vine. Your strawberries look delicious.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  3. Mmmmm.....fresh from the vine tomatoes! My herbs did really well this year - but tomatoes, not so much!

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  4. I'm so inspired to grow a container garden. The thought of a "real" garden really overwhelms me. Love the strawberries and tomatoes...so fun.

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