Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Garden Keeps Giving ........








On Monday , my Mom and I walked down to the chicken coop to gather the eggs. Mom decided she wanted to pick some greens to cook , as she was picking a few greens I started looking at the volunteer potatoes we've had sprout up since we dug them. The frost has killed the vines , so I decided I would dig around and see if there were potatoes under those vines. Surprise , Surprise , there were more potatoes , so we had these garden fresh potatoes for dinner Monday night. Now I need to find time to finish digging under the vines , we've had so much rain , it's about to muddy to get in the garden , hopefully it will dry up some in the next few days.

I also harvested leaf lettuce and spinach , the broccoli and cabbage have began to develop heads. If we have a mild winter , we might have broccoli and cabbage to harvest too. I'm going to try and keep them covered on the coldest nights.

My garlic is sprouting up , it's about 2 to 3 inches tall. I didn't get the other 2 rows planted , it has been raining when I would've had time to plant it. I'm hoping to still plant those 2 rows , if it quits raining so much and I find the time.
~ Garden Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

8 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

The freeze got everything not in the greenhouse! Except the turnips and herbs! :)

Jeanne said...

It all looks so good! You've got quite a greenthumb. :0)

Lib said...

You are Blessed!
I'm back ,hope I can keep up!
Hope you're having a Great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Yum, those would be delicious. Seems like ages since we were eating from the garden. Growing season here is very short.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Carol ~ I would really love a greenhouse , maybe I should build a makeshift one over my broccoli and cabbage.

Hi Jeanne ~ Thanks!

Hi Lib ~ It's great to hear from you , so glad you blopped by. I'll be over to check out your blog soon.

Hi Vickie ~ We have a longer growing season than I realized , need to learn how to take better advantage of it.

~ Blessings to Everyone ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

You could build cold frames.

Yum, fresh potatoes and greens
and eggs. A feast!!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Leasmom said...

Woohoo, Joyceann!!! Man, I can't wait to plant a garden in this new house. We'll be able to have food nearly all year long too!!!

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Flassie ~ Cold Frames are a great idea , may try something like that.

Hi Patrice ~ I'm looking forward to seeing your garden this coming season.

~ Blessings to You Both ~