If you have been following our blog then you know that Tom and I are currently working on our first home garden.  You can read our other posts here, here, and here.

It has been an exciting journey figuring this out and failing and trying again.  We now have something growing on all of our plants for the most part and have tasted some of our crops.

Pepper and Tomato Plants

Pepper and Tomato Plants

Zucchini 

Our  Zucchini plants have been growing very well.  We have picked and eaten two from our plants so far and they have been amazing! The one we used in our omelettes and the other we used to make zucchini noodles for our ‘spaghetti’ and meatballs last night.

Here you can see a fairly large zucchini coming.

Here you can see a fairly large zucchini growing as well as some small ones.

Cucumbers

We have already had a taste of two cucumbers and man oh man! They are amazing tasting and super fragrant! Tom was cutting one the other day while I was putting laundry in. I came upstairs to the kitchen and was welcome by the most amazing smell! I love fresh vegetables! We have been enjoying them as snacks and in tomato cucumber salads a lot this week!

A view of our cucumber plants growing on the trellis.

A view of our cucumber plants growing on the trellis.

If you look closely you can see big cucumbers growing in the back. It was hard to get up in the garden this morning.

If you look closely you can see big cucumbers growing in the back. It was hard to get up in the garden this morning.

A baby cucumber growing. So cute!

A baby cucumber growing. So cute!

Tomatoes

We have three types of tomatoes growing and we have tomatoes of each type started but haven’t tried anything yet. They’re all still green and growing.

Can't remember what type these are but we planted these from seeds.

Can’t remember what type these are but we planted these from seeds.

Beefsteak tomatoes we have also grown from seeds.

Beefsteak tomatoes we have also grown from seeds.

These are roma like tomatoes we bought plants of.

These are roma like tomatoes we bought plants of. They are growing like crazy.

Peppers

We have a few types growing (red and yellow bell peppers), and two types of hot peppers (chillis and jalepeno type ones). We have no idea which bell peppers are which and which hot peppers are which at this point since all are green still but it’s fun to watch them grow.

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A bell pepper growing.

Some type of hot pepper growing.

Some type of hot pepper growing.

Beets

We have our two plantings of beets growing still. The first ones are not ready yet but hopefully soon. I love roasted beets!

Beets

Beets

 

Carrots

So we still have carrots. Hopefully what we have (I think it’s about 5) grows and we can have one meal out of them.

Our biggest carrot growing.

Our biggest carrot growing.

Spaghetti Squash

I think I am most excited about our spaghetti squash. We may have planted too many plants as they seem crowded but we’re learning! We have about 10 spaghetti squash growing at last count. They vary in size too so we should have them at staggered times.

 

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Spaghetti squash growing. You can see three in this picture.

 

 

So there you have it! Our August garden update! I am sure you will hear more about our garden this month as we incorporate the yummy food into our daily plans.

-Katie

 

 

 

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