Vegetable garden

Our Garden 2019: Harvesting Almost Everything

I’m here with a garden update! Here’s how the garden looked on the day we planted.

Vegetable garden with fence

And here’s what it looks like now.

Vegetable garden inside fence

Needless to say, we’ve seen a lot of growth! We have harvested everything except eggplant and some of the bell pepper plants. They have a little more ripening to do, but the eggplant is looking great!

Eggplant growing in vegetable garden

I’ve really been enjoying cooking with our tomatoes, jalapeños, rosemary, swiss chard, and zucchini. In fact, I just pulled a roasted pork loin out of the oven that was marinated in balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, rosemary, and jalapeños.

We’ve been trying to eat all the cucumbers, but we can’t keep up with them! I brought a box to church to share and thankfully they were all gone by the time we left 🙂

Too many cucumbers from garden

While the cucumbers, zucchini, and swiss chard have been producing for a month or so now, we’re just starting to enjoy the rest of the veggies.

It’s fun to go out to the garden each day with Sadie and Jimmy and see what’s new! It’s crazy how the vegetables seem to crop up overnight.

Garden harvest of jalapenos, cucumbers, zucchini, swiss chard, rosemary, and green bell pepperVegetable garden harvest

So, that’s where we’re at with the garden right now! Neck deep in cucumbers and loving every minute of it 🙂


Our Garden 2019: Fencing and Planting

I’ve got an exciting garden update today. We installed our fencing and planted the garden this weekend! Last time I posted about the garden, the plot looked like this…

Baby in garden

Jimmy made the fencing (!), had it galvanized so it won’t rust, and installed it on Saturday. He made the panels in a way that they can be removed from the posts if need be. Here’s what the plot looked like with the fencing all done.

Vegetable garden with wood and steel fence

Vegetable garden with steel and wood fence

We did our planting on Memorial Day while Sadie napped. We bought our plants from Lowes for the first time (we usually buy them from a local garden center), so we’ll see how they do.

What We Planted
-Purple heirloom tomatoes
-Grape tomatoes
-Mini sweet peppers
-Green bell peppers
-Mini sweet yellow peppers
-Jalapeno peppers
-Swiss chard

Here’s a look at the garden after we planted everything, laid down stepping stones, and put up a makeshift gate until Jimmy can fabricate one that swings or latches into place.

Vegetable garden with fence

Vegetable garden with steel and wood fenceVegetable garden with steel and wood fence

So there you have it. We are all fenced and planted and now we will focus on weeding, watering, and hopefully harvesting soon enough!