Our First Picks

6.10.2012

 Now, back to my regularly scheduled post for yesterday before that bread box arrived. Thanks for all the comments about it. Thought I would share how the garden is continuing to grow like crazy. We had a good bit of rain this week which I am sure helped. We are so excited to be picking some fresh produce already.

Our first two cucumbers were picked a couple of days ago. I added one to a salad and it was so good.

Little baby bell pepper.

Okra is getting very tall.

Squash on steroids!

I picked the first squash a few days ago and Mr. Savvy picked a bunch yesterday.

Pepper plant on the left, cantalope on the right and watermelon in the foreground.

And what's that in the shamrocks? Why, it is a baby watermelon. I told hubby the weeds need to go, but now the watermelon vines are running across them.

silver queen corn

Lots of baby squash.

beans

watermelon

We are going to have so many tomatoes coming in at one time. Mr. S says we are going to can some of them.. I said he better learn how to right quick. He said he would call one of his sisters who has canned for years.

Here is a bird's eye view from our deck. Excuse the mister's mess by his garage.

Back to my painting today and Mr. Savvy will spray the doors and drawers for me.
Nice to have someone with a car paint sprayer.

Happy Sunday.

39 comments:

  1. Wow. I have never seen a garden take off this quickly. Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. wow, your garden is just beautiful, my husband has a paint gun and it did work well on just everything, beats hand brushing for sure!!!You really have a lovely spot,

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  3. You have a beautiful garden! Ours got planted a bit late due to our backyard renovation, but with the rain we've been having it is really taking off. Nothing better than fresh from your own garden!

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  4. Oh how I covet the size of your garden. We just had BLT's with our first big batch of tomatoes last night. Oh the flavor. Enjoy your cukes.

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  5. Well done! You are going to be so happy when you're eating juicy tomato sandwiches.

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  6. Oh....tomato sandwiches...my fav!!! You can also freeze cooked tomatoes.....enjoy!!!

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  7. Love that your garden is doing so well! I love fresh picked veggies!

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  8. Yummy! My mom has been picking veggies from her garden for a couple weeks now and since we didn't plant one this year, it sure has been nice to receive her surplus! Your garden is beautiful

    xoxo
    jenny

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  9. Wow! We have such a short growing season that I don't even bother with a vegetable garden. But if I were harvesting vegetables already, it would be my number one prioity. Enjoy all your super-healthy home grown veggies!

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  10. WONDERFUL garden- ours produced and is producing lots of spinach and lettuce, but nothing else is really doing well so far - not sure - DH says rabbits and deer, and could be the drought - yet we water well, but it isn't looking nearly as spiffy as yours! You are fortunate to be able to put a fence around yours - we aren't allowed in our subdivision.

    I am so happy for you- and to learn to can, AWESOME!!

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  11. What an awesome garden, I am so jealous. Seriously, all those tomatoes, squash, cucumbers ... and watermelon?!?! How lucky you are (and reaping the results of your hard work, too!). Maybe next year I'll branch out from this year's first-ever container flower garden and try planting some watermelon! Hugs ~ Mary

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  12. Your garden looks amazing! I love fresh cucumbers from the garden - yummm :)

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  13. What a wonderful garden! bigger than mine so I am jealous.....and okra....wow....
    Nancy

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  14. Congrats on your first great harvest! I'm jealous. I wish ours was ready. Your garden is HUGE! How fun to get to go back there and see what you can pick for dinner!

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  15. It is so cold still up here nobody's started their garden, I'm jelous!

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  16. If you are flooded with tomatoes, consider making your own tomato paste. You do it in the oven and freeze it. It's sooo much better than the canned stuff! ~ Maureen

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  17. I am so jealous of your beautiful thriving garden! (And I laugh because your garden is bigger than my entire back yard)!

    I would so very much love to grow my own corn ...

    :)

    Linda

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  18. Kim,
    What an amazing garden!Lucky you.We have two many critters around here for a garden.I would love to try it though but not sure it would be worth it :-(
    (((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  19. Kim-I guess I didn't realize that you were such a good gardener on top of all our other accomplishments. Your gardens look beautiful. Ummm..got a freezer? How about freezing instead of canning? I think they taste fresher when they are frozen...AND a lot less work.

    Have a great Sunday, Kim- xo Diana

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  20. I am envious. I grew up with a garden and when we lived in the country in Oklahoma grew vegetables. In Texas, we have neither the soil or climate. I would love some vine ripened tomatoes and squash.

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  21. You are ahead of us and I'm only 3 hours away. Aren't you lovin' all the produce you are going to have. You won't have to wonder what to cook for the next few months. Cheers to your first and very successful garden!

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  22. It looks like you guys have quite the green thumb! Your garden is so lush and healthy. You are going to be enjoying your tomatoes before mine are ready to pick!

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  23. I wish I had a gardener because I love to see a vegetable garden grow, and we just don't do this. It's a challenge in our climate and we travel too much. But I know what a pleasure it is to pick your own home grown veggies! Canning tomatoes is easy. You just need all the stuff!

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  24. WOW, KIM!!!
    Your garden looks AMAZING!!! I LOVE watermelon... and squash...
    Her in Canada (BC) it rains a lot and it is not hot enough for watermelon (I never heard of anybody planting it here) but I did plant zucchinis 2 years ago and got great ones! I also love kale and planted them, too. But now I have some roses and hydrangeas in that spot (the deers ate all rose buds in the front yard so we had to move them to the fenced backyard).
    Happy Harvest!!!

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  25. Alright Miss Kim, what the flim-flam are you doing to your garden? I live right down the road and we are no where near harvesting. We started our seeds months ago and we are just now starting to get teeny-tiny little fruits and veggies. BTW, we have all the same goodies as y'all except the corn and the bell peppers. Please share your secret with me.
    Ginger@The Savvy Shanty

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  26. Your garden looks wonderful Kim! Isn't it fun to be able to pick your own veggies?

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  27. Kim, thanks for sharing your garden. It looks wonderful! Love it when the veggies start coming on. I miss gardening this year; we are preparing our home to sell in order to downsize. There just was not enought time to get a garden in, and now I just don't feel like planting late. Maybe next year! Keep some more pictures coming of yours!!!

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  28. wow, your garden looks fantastic!!!! We are so behind this year!, plus the slugs are not helping much, they ate two of my cherry tomatoes from top to bottom!.

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  29. Hi Ginger, we started most of ours with plants and only the corn and beans were planted with seed. I haven't had a thing to do with this. We get tons of son and we bought several bags of soil and cow manure and we had our own compost pile out back that was mixed in, too. Not sure why it has taken off.

    thanks

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  30. Everything is looking so good! My MIL brought me some homegrown tomatoes & I was so excited! We finally got rain- 7 inches since Wednesday!

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  31. Your garden looks so great. I have tried a few things.. tomatoes, bell peppers. I am really not that great at it. I know! really... well anyway, Yours looks successful.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  32. Kim:

    Your garden looks wonderful! Nothing better than picking your own vegetables from your back yard!

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  33. WOW, your garden is doing amazingly well! I am hungry just looking at your harvest! XO, Pinky

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  34. Wow! Your garden looks so much better than mine & you started later! Are you feeding it steroids? LOL!

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  35. Kim you're going to have so many squash you'll have to open a farm stand lol! Your garden is looking great. Last year we canned eight quarts of salsa from 2 tomato plants. We still have a few jars left of the salsa and we gave some away. Canning tomatoes, sauce, salsa, etc. is really easy.

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  36. Looks so good!!! You are going to be eating well all summer and into the fall!

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  37. Your garden is doing so well. Anything grown a picked when it is ripe is so much better than store bought. The flavors are unbelievable.
    That is a bad thing about tomatoes they are all ripe about the same time. That's what I would do, eat what you can, and can the rest. You will be glad you did this winter when you can still enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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  38. Looks like someone is going to eat their 20 servings a day of fruit and vegetables! Great job

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  39. I'm trying not to covet your first picks. We are way behind you and I am feeling a little green over your beautiful bounty!

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