Currently I'm harvesting: cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, Patty pan (white scallop) squash, onions, all types of herbs, black berries, peaches, and green beans. There's so much growing and plumping up....I expect to be picking enough every day all summer with some to share.
My goal is to have a daily supply to choose from all year. With our mild winters we can grow all year. Except preparing for a disaster such as flood or hurricane or the desire to eat something out of season...there isn't much need to preserve.
Although, I do preserve some things. Such as purple hull peas through freezing them....yum all the time. Freezing doesn't do much good after a hurricane when the electricity is out. The longest was after Hurricane Gustav when we went 18 days (yes I counted)...18 long hot days in the hottest part of the year without electricity...and air conditioning....
Anyways...here it is....I dug two nice size baskets of new potatoes. Super yum and creamy. Store bought really can't compare....I like to cook them whole in a pot with a little butter and olive oil and herbs from the garden: garlic chives, thyme, garlic, and parsley....heaven...(well sorta)
The front garden.
The side garden with fig, banana, loquat and avocado trees.
Believe it or not some of these babies are ripe now!
Red Flint corn...an Italian Heirloom...It strikes me as funny that people from Italy have developed heirloom seeds from a South American staple.
My little garden sitting room.
Overview...honestly compared to this...just two weeks difference...the garden looks overgrown!