I haven't really written about our veggie garden yet...but after the amount of weeding I've done this week (10 hours easily)...well, it deserves to be written about. We've always had a garden. A modest garden. Plenty of peppers and eggplant and tomatoes to keep us and a few neighbors happy. But we wanted BIGGER...it's the American way after all, right?
So we now have as my five year old puts it, enough for our family to have half and give half to "the people". I'm not sure exactly who "the people" are...but I hope there are a lot of them. We've only been picking for about a week now because of our exceptionally rainy spring...and we already have more zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers then we know what to do with.
How big is this garden you ask? Well, let's just start by saying we have 65 tomato plants. Yes, 65! Every variety you can imagine. And then we have a million varieties of peppers, eggplant, kale, summer squash, zucchini, acorn squash, hubbard squash, butternut squash, onions, basil, celery, radishes, pumpkins. Oh yes, I'm officially a farmer now. You should see me out there in my J Crew wellies, cargo shorts, t shirt, mud-smeared face. I keep the neighbors amused.
I'm keeping a tally as we pick. I though it would be kind of cool to see the actual yield of this monstrosity.
So if anyone wants to come do laundry, pick up toys, or unload the dishwasher while I'm weeding...just let me know.
I'll try to post a few pictures of "the farm" this week.