Weekend Harvest 5 July

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We went out to the garden and pulled out a few things:

  1. Garlic – All of the stuff covered in soil is garlic.  We eat a lot around here, for the taste as well as the health benefits.  It is very, very easy to grow.  Just pull those cloves out of the pantry that have started to sprout, plant them in the ground, and after they sprout, wait until the long green leaves/stems turn brown and fall over.  It’s ready.
  2. Tomato – Just one little tomato.  I need to water the garden a bit more…oops.
  3. Carrots – The carrot on the left would have been longer, but it grew into our Georgia clay and was very hard to pull out.  There is a lot more where this came from, though.  We planted 2-15 foot rows and just need to get out there and get them.
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Weekend Harvest 21 June

 

My wife harvested a few things from our garden today.  Yeah, there is only one zucchini (they are suffering a bit in this Georgia heat), and the heirloom tomatoes that should be at least fist-sized are more like cherry tomatoes.  But hey…they’re still edible.

I just want to motivate those of you who are on the threshold of deciding to have a backyard garden or thinking about at least having a tomato plant or two in a pot.  Go ahead and do it.  What’s holding you back?  Fresh vegetables right in the backyard…no chemicals or GMOs…

Why not?

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From Garden to Table: Turnips

I recently decided that as my wife and I begin to eat from our backyard garden, I will occasionally post pictures of the process it takes to get the food from the garden to our dinner table.  I do not plan on posting recipes because I am not so much of the recipe type, but I hope that this motivates you to know that it really is possible to eat part of, or all of, your food from your own backyard.

No pesticides, fungicides or herbicides…

No GMOs…

No grocery store traffic…

…and almost no money (aside from the cost of seeds, seedlings, and dirt here and there).

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