More photos from the garden, enjoy and have a good weekend ya’ll.

Pomegranates are loaded with blossoms.

Justin picked 50 lbs (yeah, that a lot o garlic!)  of elephant garlic – just look at those beauties.  I’ll be hanging them up to dry in the garage soon (stay tuned for photos of the garlic hanging…. )

Hopefully this will be a good tomato year!

Longfellow Cucumber bed –

Justin picks another 20 lbs of stawberries

Peach season!

20 pounds of strawberries – more jammin’

Me picking in the garden

Soil blocks of second sowing of cucumbers from

Soil blocks of basil – destined to be pesto!

Second planting of tomatoes from our collection of seeds at — ready to be transplanted!


  1. Cc says:

    Looks like Calif. is the place to live! Just funnin you! Beautiful! C

  2. Michelle says:

    I love to see all of the fruit you’re growing…I am amazed at how much you’ve fit onto your property. So wonderful… Have you ever made an aerial diagram of your property…a layout of where everything sits? I’m just curious as I am reading “The Self-Sufficiency Handbook” and they’ve got some cool diagrams. It made me think of you guys…and how whenever I see the pictures I always wonder where each thing is…so nosy, I know. Just wondering!

  3. DoubleD says:

    The plants and produce look gorgeous. The kimchee is beuatiful too – the color combination makes for a very nice visual appeal factor. It if tastes as good as it looks – then I can see why you ran through the first batch so fast.

  4. Chiot's Run says:

    That garlic looks fantastic! Mine’s about 3 feet tall, but it will still be a month or two until it’s ready to harvest.

    My strawberries still look like baby green berries. I’m so excited for fruit crepes and strawberry shortcake. MMMMMM, and perhaps some strawberries with raw sweet cream.

    The peaches look fabulous, my tiny tree will take a few more years to produce.

    Can’t wait to see all the tomatoes you grow this year, I’m sure they’ll be fabulous.

  5. Ruthie says:

    I have a pomegrante plant I bought at a garage sale that I need to plant.

    Your pictures are so gorgeous. That quantity of strawberries just amazes me!

    Please to an aerial diagram if you have time. I know you’re busy. 🙂

  6. Mary Hysong says:

    do you ever replant the little buttons off the bottoms of the elephant garlic? If so how long do they take to make big bulbs? My E garlic won’t be ready for a bit yet, just now starting bulb up, ditto the regular garlic and the onions.

  7. Janice says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I can’t believe how close together you plant those cukes! Do you thin them out or let them all grow?

  8. Marcia says:

    ooh those strawberries look good

  9. Brady says:

    Wow! We just finished up most of our gardening tasks. We don’t have a greenhouse up yet so we’re quite a bit behind. The weather here was very cold in April so that last frost date was a beast.

    Just planted some garlic myself, so seeing yours was very exciting!

    Thanks for all the great pics!

  10. Mary Rightmire says:


    I live in Yakima County , Washington State. I have been successful with container gardening with herb, strawberries, tomatoes, green beans, small onions, lettuce and spinach in the past few years.

    I have succes with grapes, raspberries, blackberries, apple and apricot trees.

    I’ve struggled to keep blueberry bushes thriving. Do you have any suggestions for me?

    Also, I’ve grown or bought produce to can, freeze, or dry in the past. I’m really interested in homestead garden without animals. What do you recommend I do next spring to successfully increase my yield of produce and decrease my food purchases? My husband and I have two children and work fulltime outside the home. I have 2.5 months off of work in the summer, since I am a teacher.

    Mary Rightmire

    Mary Rightmire

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