Show Me Your Green Thumb. Soil, water, sunshine, love… that’s what this week’s theme is made of. Outdoors or in, whether it blooms and grows beneath your watchful eye and nurturing touch…. or just plain exists at the bare threshold of greenness…. Show Me!!
I love to garden! This spring we had as much lettuce and spinach as we wanted. Next year I think I'll plant more broccoli which turned out good this year. I harvested and cured about 15 cloves of garlic in July, I think I'll do more for next year too.
Here's what is left of the garden: 5 tomato plants, some beets, carrots and one lettuce that's gone to seed.I've already canned two batches of tomatoes but with a two year old around a batch is only about 7 or 8 cans so I'll be doing more this month too.
I also planted cucumbers, zucchinni, and eggplant (which don't seem to want to give me any fruit) mixed in with my flower/shrub beds since our yard is fairly small - less than a quarter of an acre for our entire lot. We've had far more zucchinni than we can eat or give away so they get frozen for use in stews or stir fry or shredded then frozen for zucchinni bread.
Then there are pumpkin plants that have taken over the entire side of our house with the exception of a couple more tomato plants that are over there too. We have about 5 large ones and a bunch of little ones from 3 plants. So if you think your yard is to small to enjoy sweet, juicy, crunchy bounties from beautiful green vines or deep roots, you just have to be creative ... or else just do what I did and stick them anywhere and see what happens!