IN THE GARDEN

Eggplant loaded

Eggplant and tomatoes

Handful of lovely yard long beans

Basil bed

Weighing the harvest

How Does Our Garden Grow

…. so, so

The garden is growing, though not as well as normal summer gardens are for this time.  Instead of the harvest peaking, it seems to be going up steadily.  We have the harvest tally’s for the month of July.  It’s impressive but not as much as we estimated if it had not been such a cooler than normal July.

And we are not alone, urban aggies all across the country are also experiencing similar observations with their gardens.

I can’t leak out the July tally just yet because we are going to having some fun this summer!   We’ll be putting on a “Tally Hoe Contest” for those over at Freedom Gardens next week.  If you guess our poundage for the month you win a prize (1,2,3 prizes available!)

So sign up at Freedom Gardens for your chance to win and stay tuned for the contest details early next week.

Comments(6)

  1. Andy in San Diego says:

    Cool beans. How closely do you space your basil?

  2. Andy in San Diego says:

    Cool beans. How closely do you space your basil?

  3. jeff-naturehills says:

    Looks like your harvest is bountiful! I love the yard long beans.

  4. jeff-naturehills says:

    Looks like your harvest is bountiful! I love the yard long beans.

  5. Judy says:

    Hi Anais! Wow, look at all those eggplant! I also grew this variety (or one similar) this year and it did well, but not as well as yours LOL! How do you preserve your eggplant? I sliced and blanched mine and then frozen it. But I’m still not sure of exactly what dishes I will use it for. Eggplant is something that not everyone in my family actually has a taste for. What dishes do you prepare with eggplant?

    How do you like the yard-long beans? I obtained some seed from someone this year of some beans from China that were pretty old — around 1990. We were not sure if there would germinate or not. But I was successful and several did grow. I grew the plants out for seed and we didn’t eat any of pods (I only had a couple of plants growing). I am going to mail 1/2 of the seed back to the person and I’ll keep 1/2 to grow for next year. Just wondering if the taste is similar to pole beans or bush snap beans….

    Ah, the basil is beautiful! And now that I have a wonderful recipe (thanks to Patti the Garden Girl) I think I could eat pesto on top of everything LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing your harvests on your journal! I look forward to your posts!

  6. Judy says:

    Hi Anais! Wow, look at all those eggplant! I also grew this variety (or one similar) this year and it did well, but not as well as yours LOL! How do you preserve your eggplant? I sliced and blanched mine and then frozen it. But I’m still not sure of exactly what dishes I will use it for. Eggplant is something that not everyone in my family actually has a taste for. What dishes do you prepare with eggplant?

    How do you like the yard-long beans? I obtained some seed from someone this year of some beans from China that were pretty old — around 1990. We were not sure if there would germinate or not. But I was successful and several did grow. I grew the plants out for seed and we didn’t eat any of pods (I only had a couple of plants growing). I am going to mail 1/2 of the seed back to the person and I’ll keep 1/2 to grow for next year. Just wondering if the taste is similar to pole beans or bush snap beans….

    Ah, the basil is beautiful! And now that I have a wonderful recipe (thanks to Patti the Garden Girl) I think I could eat pesto on top of everything LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing your harvests on your journal! I look forward to your posts!

Post a comment