Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Garden Party!

It has been a party in my garden this week.  My mom is visiting and has been helping with all the gardening, kid chasing, freezing and cooking around here - it's such a great help to have extra hands!  G-Baby has taken to eating the green beans straight from the garden.


The pumpkins, acorn squash and butternut squashes are well on their way to taking over the world.


19julyacornI'm starting to get little zucchinis:


My basil that I moved around last week is SO much happier now and has even gotten new layers of leaves on it. Caprese and Bruschetta here we come!
19julgardenbasilThis morning we picked this basket full from the garden before we took off to get that last batch of blueberries from our local u-pick!

19julharvestMy green beans are coming on strong and I decided to plant a second round in the areas vacated by broccoli and spinach.  I'm hoping to load the freezer and we'll eat them all winter! We are also still picking broccoli and lettuce and the cukes are storming their way to overtake the crisper drawer!

How's your garden?

This post is linked up to An Oregon Cottage's Tuesday Garden Party.  Check it out for fun adventures of other gardeners.


  1. What a nice harvest of vegetables--that is one of my favorite parts of gardening!

    My garden is good--I picked a variety of baby salad greens, what looks like the last of the sugar snap peas, plus a couple of cups of raspberries, and a smattering of blueberries, marionberries and strawberries from it day before yesterday.

  2. I love this time of year - lots of stuff to harvest!

  3. Happier Than A Pig in MudJuly 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Everything looks very happy, especially the baby eating the green beans! I grew up in a family that kept a salt shaker by the garden-gotta love it!

  4. Just stoppin' by from TGP. I just harvest a bunch of zucchini out of our garden and baked and froze some. If you need some recipe ideas stop by for a Latte' and check out my chocolate chip zucchini cake.
    a Latte with Ott, A

  5. I think children picking and eating food in the garden is one of life's simple pleasures and so important too! Things they will turn their noses at normally they can't hardly wait to pick and eat for themselves.

    thanks for sharing. visiting from tgp.

  6. Love it- and I'm not surprised at all that your basil love the new space! Looks like they doubled in size. :-)

    Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party1