The Vegetable Garden


This year’s vegetable garden is actually doing really well in spite of all the rain. I thought I might show you what we planted in it!


The lettuce is flourishing; it is so good to eat in our salads 🙂 The mint (in the background)  is doing well too. It always does. Gabrielle put mulch on it to try to hinder it’s growth this year, but it is fighting its way up!


Next to the lettuce, we planted squash (background)  and watermelon (foreground). Although we haven’t had squash beetles attacking the blossoms, our squash plants haven’t done well in the past years. Hopefully it produces squash this year though! We probably should have gotten two squash and two watermelon, but we didn’t know if we would have room.


We love fresh onions. The taste, ah, it’s so good!


No garden is complete without tomatoes! We have seven, three cherry bushes, and four large tomato bushes. We also planted a bit of basil between each tomato plant.


Nathaniel and Gabrielle planted two double rows of peas, which are doing nicely. Well, they do need weeded and they need something to start climbing on, but otherwise… 🙂


Peppers, they rarely do well in our garden. We keep planting them though, because one year they did really well, and that’s what we remember.


In the foreground stand the green beans; in the background stand the purple beans. The latter are a bit crowded, which shows that I planted them because when I plant seeds I tend to plant them heavy! I’ve made this recipe from the Taste of Home magazine using our asparagus, but I’ve been thinking I’d like to try beans in it! If I do, I’ll try to remember to post it. I think we need more main course recipes on the blog, right? 😉

The beets are behind the purple beans; they are planted heavy too.


Ah, the sweet corn. We haven’t had sweet corn in our garden for years. But Nathaniel has remedied that by planting 6-8 rows and leaving them in our care. Such a sweet brother.


Here are two zucchini squash and a cucumber in the back. They are doing well, there isn’t really anything special about them yet!


Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!


~ Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle


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