Friday 11 July 2014

In the Garden

Different things for different seasons, that is for sure.

My crafting has taken a bit of a back seat lately to the garden. The Canadian summers are so short that I need to get out there and enjoy it while I can. Get my hands dirty, work the soil, feel the sun on my back. I love it so much.

We planted our first vegetable garden this year and are really enjoying it, especially now that we can harvest vegetables from our own backyard.
Did you know the broccoli plant was so big? That the leaves were so big? I had no idea. We actually ate some broccoli from the garden the other night for dinner and it was so tasty...sweet and fresh...I had never tasted broccoli like that. And apparently you can eat broccoli leaves...they are on the menu for next week.
The spinach has done well. We planted this from seed, a little late, and next year are going to buy small plants to give things a better start. The recent heat has forced the spinach to bolt and go to seed so it is nearly done for the year, but I am going to get every fresh and delicious leaf off these plants that I can. And see the tomato plant in the corner, there are some big tomatoes on there and they are starting to ripen. There is nothing like the taste of tomatoes that are picked ripe and eaten outside on a summer day. 
Leaf lettuce everyday. It is so nice to just walk out the back door and pick what we need for dinner. 
Peppers. The orange ones are doing well, with established peppers on the plants. I am not sure we will see any red or yellow peppers...something bent the plants over and nibbled on the leaves.
We also planted carrots, green onions and leeks. The carrots and green onions are doing well, but I am not too sure about the leeks. 

We have really enjoyed our garden this year, and have even talked about expanding it in the fall to get ready for even more planting next year.

There is something so satisfying about growing our own food. It makes me feel a bit more connected to nature and I love that even though we live in the city we can walk out our back door and harvest something for dinner.

Thank you for joining me on this tour of our little garden.  


  1. There is nothing better in the summer than eating all the fresh veggies that you grow. You have such a nice garden. I have basil, green peppers, tomatoes and strawberries growing this year! Have a nice summer weekend.

    1. Totally agree! We had a salad last night made with fresh lettuce and tomatoes from our garden and it was delicious.

  2. How fun. Wish I had a green thumb and could have a garden like that!!

    1. Thanks. Gardening is so fun and there is so much to learn.

  3. I just pinned this-your vege garden is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz