This is a peek at our 2015 Garden and Greenhouse harvest. It’s mid July now and our harvest is really getting into full swing. I’ll continue to add more gallery pictures for you throughout the summer.
2015 Garden and Greenhouse Harvest:
Every year the garden is different. That’s the nature of the garden hobby and lifestyle. The climate changes, the garden, pests, fungi and plants themselves are all affected by the rainfall, temperature, soil conditions and sunlight available. This year is STELLAR gardening conditions here. We are reaping the benefits of a gorgeous summer. It’s very dry for here, but nonetheless, our garden and greenhouse plants couldn’t be happier. Of course Dave babies them 🙂
This year he has installed the Aqua Tech automatic watering system. Just in time, as it turns out in this very dry year. Our well is going dry 🙁 So every drop of water saved is a blessing. Sprinklers waste tons of water. Soaker hoses are better; but an automatic watering system is so easy. Just turn on the spigot and the water drips to each plant perfectly. The plants benefit too. They love getting a drink straight to the roots!
Our outdoor garden is producing kale, broccoli, radishes, bush beans and carrots right now. Many other crops are getting ready.
Our tomatoes are amazing again this year. We still have the wilt on most of them but the fruit is beautiful. Our automatic watering system has been such a time saver for Dave. The leaves of the tomatoes stay dry and the roots get wet. Win Win!
I grew a lemon Thyme plant in the greenhouse. It’s thriving and adding it’s extraordinary flavor into many recipes this summer!
Our cherry tomatoes. We love the sweet little pops of flavor!
Our blueberry bushes are finally getting big enough to produce a few berries once in awhile. We love them! Dave keeps adding baby bushes to our property. Eventually we will have enough to use fresh in the summer and freeze for the winter. Not yet, but soon!
I never did get pictures of all the leafy greens, kohlrabi, broccoli, green beans. But this picture gives you a pretty good idea of our 2015 garden. The enormous bounty we reaped from our hard work this year.
Gardening is like wood chopping. The old adage for wood chopping is it warms you twice. Once when you cut and stack it, and again when you burn it.
Gardening feed us on so many levels. Our creative mind to design and plan the garden, our physical fitness as we work the garden, and finally, again as we harvest and preserve the garden. Gardening endlessly feeds us. Mind, body and soul, all year long.