summer 2012 square foot garden

click here to remember our spring 2012 garden.  i love how with each year, each season our little square foot garden grows and grows.  we learn so much each year, what works and maybe more importantly what doesn’t.  for example, squash. we can’t grow it.  it hasn’t worked. ever. in three years.  tomatoes on the other hand, we can grow more than we could possibly consume or can.

this year we were surprised.  completely surprise to see a watermelon growing.  i mean, yes, we did plan a watermelon seed. but we have never had success.  this year, wow. two are growing strong with a couple more on their way.

we also have some peppers to spice up our meals. jalapenos still on the vine and some ready to eat banana peppers.

just looking around. there are lots of varieties of flowers to help keep the insects away. along with plenty of rosemary, mint, and basil.  oh how we love basil.

earlier this year i made my first ever homemade basil pesto. i have used several jars already. it was quick and easy and i don’t see myself buying store bought again.  if you are interested in the recipe check out my earlier post here.

another way we are eating our garden product is in lots of omelets and quiches.  here is my recipe for a swiss chard frittata that was simple and delicious.

milo bojangles is officially an inside cat now, after most of his life being free to roam.  overall i think he has transitioned well.  but occasionally, he just sits and cries at the door.  it is so pitiful.  during our little garden photo shoot we brought him outside.  you would think he would run, but he is just chill. he walked around the garden.  ate grass and rolled in the dirt.

after enjoying the sun we all headed back inside.  a lovely saturday morning spent in the garden. simply blissful.

 

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