Time to Start Enjoying the Bounty of the Garden…

We were lucky to have a good friend take care of our gardens with her kids. She even sent pictures to us! I got a kick out of that. 😄

Despite seeing the photos it was surprising how well some of the plants were doing. The tomato plants and pepper plants struggled a bit when we planted them. The pepper plants didn’t seem to like the Epsom salts at first. What difference a few weeks make! The peppers are thriving and the tomato plants shot up big and strong and we will have a bigger harvest this year than last.

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I love how tomatillos look like lanterns whilst they are growing.

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I never appreciated how beautiful the flowers of vegetables can be until we seriously started growing them. Green beans have one of my favourites.

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Our son helped make a delicious black currant, gooseberry, and apple crumble. So good! Our little bushes are bursting this year much to my husband’s delight, he loves the tartness of these berries.

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Our flower garden survived the huge hacking we did to reclaim the garden. It seems counterintuitive to do that but the proof is in the pudding. The garden is happy and thriving sharing a beautiful bouquet of blooms.

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It’s turning into a great year. 😊

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4 thoughts on “Time to Start Enjoying the Bounty of the Garden…

    • Just be careful as I did half with epsom salts and the leaves turned white for a short time but recovered. I know it benefited the tomatoes but I’m trying to see if there is a difference with the peppers with epsom and peppers without. Right now they are neck and neck.

  1. Your garden does look good! Everything is so lush looking. Mine isn’t do nearly as well, though I do have a bumper crop of weeds this year. There’s always next year. :)

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