Zinnia grown from seed recently bloomed.
I'm back! There are tons of photos to finally share. Crazy busy here since we moved to Idaho with unpacking, organizing, cooking, other housework, errands, etc. you get it … truthfully, my garden has been neglected since I'm more focused in working inside our home. I'm wondering how the garden is surviving. Praise God it is.
All I do is water every other day to keep everything alive. I have no time to prune or clean. Our backyard and grass is a huge mess with weeds growing a foot tall. Maintaining grass when you have a big yard is excessive work and expensive with water. We're not grass people so when we buy our first house someday, we'll make sure there's more concrete and less grass.
My vegetable harvest. All organic squash and lettuce are grown from seed. The lettuce were yummy but are currently bolting, I have to pull those out eventually.
I wanted to try something different, I planted heirloom squash called cocozelle. The stripes are quite interesting. Taste is similar to zucchini, very flavorful and tender. My cocozelle seems to be more productive than all the other squash.
They get enormous when you don't harvest for awhile. Squash taste better when picked young. We love them grilled with olive oil and herbs.
Eggplant in container. Grilled eggplant is great but my husband can't stand it.
Delicious Swiss chard, perfect when sautéed. Next season I'll sow a lot more seeds for better harvest.
First time I planted strawberries in container from seed. A couple months ago, the plants were tiny and I didn't think they'd be successful. But now they're bearing fruit.
Rainy weather in May and June caused the cantaloupes grown from seeds to rot in the raised bed. I immediately decided to purchase 4" transplants from the local organic nursery (photo above) in replacement. Cantaloupes don't do well when transplanted according to gardening books. Surprisingly, they're doing fine and a few cantaloupes just popped up. My plants are beginning to sprawl from the raised bed to the ground, I'm curious to see how much they'll grow! I'm excited to try homegrown cantaloupes.
Daylily (Hemerocallis) bloomed again. It's always delightful.
What flowers or veggies are blooming in your garden today?
Have a beautiful week my friends! (: