Your garden looks great Granny! I have cabbage envy...with all of the heat, I will be lucky to get two heads from the spring crop. Oh well, I still have the fall.
I love watchin the beans reach for the sky!You'll love the gonzalez cab. Mine were fantastic and I can't wait to grow them again.
The cabbage looks sooo good and fresh, not like some of the little ones I see at the grocery story with sad, wilty leaves. I haven't planted any cabbage because I thought they took up too much room for just one cabbage head. Maybe I will have to reconsider for next season, because now I have cabbage envy!
Love the photos, as usual! Great trellising ideas. What are the super tall plants in the bed with the T-shaped trellis on the end? I thought your berries were in that bed, but so tall?!!
The cabbages look like a great size - I will have to remember that variety and see if I can find some seed for it next year. Although I have to confess that this year much of our cabbage harvest seeems to be going to the chickens because they love it so much! Your garden is really coming along nicely. The container planting of corn and squash looks so abundant and beautiful.
i'm always amazed at how much further your veggies are in growth... we have a much milder climate than yours, in the winter, but your heat in june more than makes up for it!! i have some lovely cabbages coming but won't have heads till who knows when!!
It's great to see pictures of the general garden. I have had no clue as to the size and space in which you grow vegetables. I can't believe that you grow all those tomatoes in buckets.
Robin, I'm hoping my larger cabbages develop now. I've promised my kids cabbages so they can make the hamburger cabbage casserole!********Ribbit, those little things sure don't take up much room in the fridge!******** Thyme2garden, these little Gonzalez cabbages are perfect for the small garden, as they can be planted one per square foot. At just 10-12 ounces each, they are a nice size for one or two people.********Erin, those are my raspberries! The really tall canes are what next year's berries will be on. They're a one crop variety, so all of the ones that are bearing now will be cut off as soon as they finish fruiting. These new canes are much larger (taller and bigger around) than the ones that fruited this year. I'll have to thin them out and then prune them down a bit in early spring, or use a ladder for picking! ;-)********Kitsap, my rabbit just loves the outer cabbage leaves! I haven't yet tasted this variety, but will be making some cole slaw for tonight's dinner.********Roasted Garlicious, we didn't get any heat in June! Until the past couple of days, that is, when we went from the high 60s to the low 90s overnight! That's always a shock to the system, and probably to the garden as well. Things were looking pretty droopy yesterday afternoon. So was I ;-)********Johanna, The garden is only 11' wide, but it runs along almost the entire east and north fence lines in my back yard. The buckets are all bottomless, so the tomato roots can go as deep as they need to. They just allow me a bit more space to grow other things around the buckets. I do have 8 tomato plants in the ground, as well as six more I planted on my neighbor's side of the fence.
I too have cabbage envy! I didn't plant any this year but I'm thinking next year, I'll have to try it! They look beautiful. And your garden -- I'm growing "my delicious mess" over here and yours looks so orderly and lovely :) Nice work, as always.
Your garden pictures always look so great! I am trying to imagine how nice it would be to stroll through your garden and have a personal tour with you pointing everything out. Hamburger Cabbage Casserole - sounds like you have another recipe to share!! I think I am going to need to make a section called "GRANNY'S RECIPES"
Fiona, "delicious" is the keyword here. Mess makes no difference! Remember, I'm an old lady, with nothing else to do but play in my garden and keep Mr. Granny and the two dogs and rabbit happy. I don't have to take care of children, or do tons of laundry a week, or work at an outside job. Been there, done that, and my garden got messy at times, too. As long as it provides food, that's all that matters.
debiclegg, we did just that last month! It's a long stroll, in four videos, but it's at http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-29-2010-stroll-through-my-garden.htmlThe Hamburger Cabbage Casserole recipe is in a post from a year to the day! I guess my cabbages are all usable at around the same dates each year. http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-24-2009-child-labor.html
WOW! Ask and ye shall receive. That was EASY!! (Now, where is that EASY button from Staples?)THANKS SO MUCH!!!
LOL, Debiclegg! The videos are nearly a month old, I'll do an updatd version one day soon. In that month, things have already grown, been harvested and removed. Things move quickly in the spring garden.
I missed these videos when I was out of town for a mission trip with our high school students. Looking forward to the updated videos!
Lovely cabbages. I really like Gonzales It makes such cute little heads.
What cute little cabbages!And your garden is beautiful :)
Daphne, thank you for the seeds! It's definitely a keeper, but next year I'll not start them all on the same day. I think two plants a week would be about right.********Seana, thank you!
Oh wow, the cabbage looks amazing!
meemsnyc, they are very small, not much bigger than the onions! Perfect for a meal for two, with no leftovers.
Wow, not much bigger than onions! That photo is deceiving, haha, they look large! What type of squash are you growing in the 2nd to last photo? The squash plant looks so big and healthy! I love your garden photos!
meemsnyc, all four of the cabbages fit in my largest metal mixing bowl, and they all fit in one 1-gallon ziploc bag!The hill of squash are my zucchini. There are two plants in the hill, and I'm seeing four zukes on them today! Looks like the papa squash blossom did his job ;-)
Not a groan, a giggle. I liked the poem.
Cheryl, I'm glad someone appreciates my talents ;-)