Remember when I was commenting about my 'pitiful garden' this year compared to past years because of becoming a long arm quilter - I'm sure some of you were skeptical, right?? Well, here are few pictures of what the garden looked like when I had more gardening time and no long arm quilting machine!
I tried to grow everything imaginable. Here are 3 types of potatoes, white, Yukon gold and red.
Keep in mind that each of these rows were 60 feet long from side to side and the entire garden was 100 feet long.
That's a lot of covering up with a hoe and digging them out when harvest time came around.
We also had sweet potatoes too.
Onions came next to the potatoes -one row of yellow and one of white
Followed by 21 tomato plants of different varieties.
Those little wooden boxes next to the tomatoes held watermelon and cantaloupe.
We had egg plant, zucchini squash, yellow cooked neck squash and 2 rows of okra. I had never eaten it, but a friend wanted me to plant it for her.
Needless to say, I got into learning about more than growing veggies, I HAD to learn about canning these veggies-- big time too!
These were the most prolific cucumbers I've ever seen. They were called Market More and they had at least 20-30 cukes on them every day!! They must have been for commercial growers because they were of uniform size and color. They were delicious and I made Cajun pickles, relish, ate them fresh and gave lots away to neighbors almost every day!
One of the zucchini plants.
I don't miss all the work so much, but I love playing in the dirt and watching what miracles come from the earth. It still amazes me how one tiny little seed can bring forth such wonderful, tasty food. Nothing is as good as fresh veggies from your own garden. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's great exercise too!!