Before we get into the sneak peek and the harvests, I just need to say that it’s nothing short of a miracle that my garden is still alive. I’ve been away for most of the month of July…visiting family, then at the Savvy Blogging Summit in CO. I watered it well when I was home and had my MIL water it once while we were in CO (before she went to meet my new niece, her new granddaughter.)
I am amazed at how well is continues to do, despite being thirsty much of July.
But this week, I’ve watered twice a day, most days…to help the plants flourish more. And to keep them from being too thirsty with this whole heat wave, heat dome thing hovering over us.
A tiny acorn squash.
Jalapenos. Hot. Hot. Hot!
One of 3 cabbages.
Hello, Mr. Bell Pepper.
Or would it be Mrs. Bell Pepper?!
These are “fooled you jalapenos”…from my friend Lucy.
Same flavor of jalapenos, without the heat.
These are my garden snack. I’ve already munched off a few bunches from lower on the plant. This will be a true test of patience…waiting for the next bunches to completely ripen.
There just might not be anything better in life than eating warm tomatoes, ripe from the vine.
OK, there may be a few other things…but this is certainly a highlight each summer!
This is the 3rd round of kale. It will be on the meal plan next week.
Brussel sprouts are growing.
I’m assuming that the leaves are supposed to have fallen off now…as the sprouts grow…I’ve never grown them. Anyone know?!
I’ve got 3 cucumbers growing thus far…2 on the fence and one on the ground. I was hoping for more, but some critter keeps biting off the end of the vine. Ugh!
Harvested Thus Far
2 rounds of kale, all kinds of lettuce – Romaine and Buttercrisp, Swiss chard, couple peppers, couple yellow squash, all kinds of herbs…
…and soon to be more tomatoes than I’ll know what to do with. And a few cukes too!
There you have it…the latest from the $5 Dinners Garden!
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Tell us what you are harvesting from your garden this week!!! Whether it’s small harvest, or a large one, we wanna know! Feel free to link up your blog post below…or leave an update in the comments!!!