Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The boys' haul today

It just makes them giddy to pick all this! LOL That's corn, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillo, okra, zucchini, cucumber and summer squash.

This is a picture David Benjamin took of where some evil chickens have eaten a small butternut squash. They have destroyed several of them.

Look at the cantaloupe hugelkultur bed. You almost can't see the sad one on the left. The big bed is full of baby cantaloupe. We have one about four inches in length already. Can you believe how fast it has grown just since I posted the last picture of it?

I have dug several new beds today. It kind of looks like we are about to bury people doesn't it? We are zoned for burial actually....

These are some blackeyed peas. I can't wait to eat some of our own blackeyed peas. It really is so much fun gardening with the kids. They are begging for more spots to plant stuff. I only planted that corn and cantaloupe up there for Isaac. The garden just keeps on spreading.

Oh, I can't forget to include the pumpkins David Benjamin picked out. We have one vine that has grown through some shrubs behind a retaining wall back of the pumpkin bed. And this is well past where I planted the pumpkins. The seed packet failed to say how long the vines would get probably because no one would buy them if they knew ahead of time! Anyway, the vine is still growing out on the driveway now. And a large pumpkin is now sitting on top of the metal trashcan! Here they are showing off one of the pumpkins. We have quite a few but this was the first to turn orange.

This is the vine coming through the shrubs and on to the driveway. The vine is coming from an area about 4 feet off the ground.

And here is the pumpkin sitting on the trash can!

This is the area the vine is coming from. We just planted this large area behind the house in corn and pumpkins.


The Mominator said...

Holy cow! I have garden envy. :) Those pics are awesome. Your kids look proud, too.

Colleen said...

Wow, wow, wow!

Frederica said...

Such abundance! It seems like it would be easier to feel grateful to God if you were getting direct, dramatic proof of his bounty all the time like this. It's different when you buy stuff in packages, when it feels like it was *my* work that did it.

Birdie said...

Hmmm...I read about hugelkultur in a couple of books that I have read recently. Maybe I should try it. My cantelope looks like the one on the left in your picture. I'm pretty sure that we won't be getting any melons from it. Oh well. You can't win all the time. :)