I will give you a little tour:
front and center two (four) beds:
lots of kale, collards at various growing stages, thyme, sorrel, golden oregano, few different lettuce, and a mix for salads called ovation from johnny's seeds.
next section which is a couple of 3x6 beds without the hoops is for tomatoes and my lettuce the first seedlings. i have some of my old favorite tomatoes and a new one for me...the seeds here come from territorial seeds, seeds savers exchange and a few other vendors. and of course a garden visitor checking out things.
this section is my newest where i have my warmer weather (much earlier this year vegetables): cucumbers (5) different ones which are being chewed on. seeds here come from baker creek, seeds savers, and southern exposure. i am growing my zucchini in grow bags this year, giving a try to not have my vines invaded by the old squash borer. also there is a bunch of new seedlings of more chard and kale waiting to be planted. the top left picture is for deanna = my slowly and not moving indigo seedlings! (oh and yes, i like garden critters - rabbits here but i also collect frogs)
last two days of my lunch. all from my garden except the carrots. the top picture also includes my sprouts, a collection of lentils and greens from the sprout people. i grow sprouts mostly year round...i don't do wheat grass in the summer however as i don't have a.c. and usually i have problems with mold setting in from the humidity. must better when it's cooler! can't remember cold and cool anymore since we've been so warm so early.
and finally, yes i have been stitching. this is my latest project not quite finished but a peek at the center panel.
this might become a piece for the boro class project over at jude's or my june cloth or both!
hope you have enjoy my little walk through. i love to garden. i grew up playing in our allotment garden in England. we grew a lot for winter storage vegetables. we didn't have internal plumbing so we had to use an outhouse. i remember once the potatoes were picked and stored i didn't like going to the outhouse at night because it was near the potato shed...i was never sure if the things that moved in the night were the potatoes rolling around and down the pile or four legged critters (mice). we had chickens, rabbits, frogs, and crayfish! as pets and for eggs...hence my garden critter collection. the innocent and happy times. my parents gave us our own set of garden tools (reduced in size) to help out...but mostly to imitate their actions. my father was the vegetable garden and my mom the flower lady.
i am still clearing a back section behind my house - it has overgrown with raspberries and black berries. that is my current project and of course i tend to my mother's garden too. mostly a rose garden. so this next one is for her:
the kitten is a little girl born on my porch. cafe latte. she has a eye infection so i'm watchful of her.
see you soon.