Everything is green from all the rain we've had, which is a huge blessing, but we sure are getting behind on weeds.
It's funny how you can walk around and not notice the blessings right in front of you. Somehow we get so busy we just don't even see what's in front of our face. This morning I was walking around outside drinking my coffee and I suddenly realized this place is starting to take shape and we just haven't slowed down long enough to enjoy it.
Take a look at our garden though. We have some great things growing.
Cow peas! I'm hoping we have peas ready in a couple of weeks. They look great.
And in between our leeks.....more cowpeas! Did you know peas and beans produce nitrogen? They help improve the soil, leaving it better after they go than before. We like to plant our peas and beans in between other plants to help give them a boost.
Our radishes and some of the carrots. The radishes are big and pretty. The carrots aren't ready yet, but the few samples we have tasted(it's hard to keep my girls out of them) have been so sweet. It's like the difference in homegrown tomatoes and grocery store tomatoes.....no comparison.
English peas.....another one that is hard to keep the kids out of now that they are making pods. I'm not sure we will have enough of these to actually sell. Afraid they may get eaten pretty quickly around here. Hey, not complaining. My kids are eating peas. Who complains about that?
Two different kinds of oregano. We have Hot and Spicy(it will take your cooking up a notch) and Sweet Italian, which is delicious. In between these we planted green beans. Too much wasted space in between so we figured we might as well plant something.
This is giant red mustard and it will take your cooking or your salad up a notch or two. It's kind of like horseradish, spicy. A little goes a long way.
Outside our fenced in garden, we put our tomatoes.(didn't have enough room inside the fenced area) 60 tomato plants! We have roma, celebrity, and several heirloom varieties. We staked them up on panels. It worked really well last year. It would be crazy to try to do cages for that many plants. Plus, with the wind we have around here, we'd have cages blown all over the pasture. You can also see that we planted another row of green beans.....three different types. Glenn is using Hasto Grow on the tomatoes. It's a natural fertilizer.
Meanwhile as we are working on the panels......Mud Fight!