Saturday, July 18, 2009

YAY! My first harvest of our garden!

That may not seem too exciting to some of you...but, it was to me!

We haven't had a garden for at least 5 years and finally had the time, space, and opportunity this year. Neither my husband nor I are "gardeners" in any sense of the word, though. I think I'm too much like Little Red Hen's friends...I want the reward, not the work! :-)

Who knew a garden could grow so many weeds?!!

Aside from the weeds, I was fearful nothing would grow due to our recent move and the increase of "critter" sightings. Not just sightings...evidence.

All but 2 stalks of my corn have been eaten (I soooo wanted fresh corn!!) :-(

At least 1/3 of my pepper plants were snacked on...

And over 1/2 of my bean plants were devoured...

...but, still, I was able to harvest a handful of green beans (fresh-from-the-garden-green-beans are one of my favorite things!!) and a few sprigs of basil:

I steamed the green beans and added just a bit of butter and freshly cracked black pepper...yum. It was the best lunch I've had in a loong time! ;-) I was so happy.

Now, what to do with the basil...?

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Jen said...

I hear ya about the weeds. I wasn't diligent in weeding this year and they sort of took over my garden. Nothing better than fresh veggies from your own garden.

JennyMac said...

We have basil and rosemary flourishing but I am so jealous of your corn!

Melissa said...

Looks great! Green beans aren't my favorite vegetables, but the ones from the garden are yummy!

Amanda said...

Visiting from SITS. Those green beans look great! I'm tempted to start my own garden, but not too sure how it will go.

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