I almost missed this link up! This is the 3rd post for The Homeschool Village Garden Challenge. The challenge this month is to post:
- a current photo of your garden
- something you (Mom) have learned
- the first dish you have made with your garden produce
|From left to right: Kirk's pepper, Maggie's pepper, FRitW's tomato, MT's tomato.|
In the background Sugar Snaps with beans planted below.
If you read my blog anyway, you know that I covered the dishes I have made with our garden in a post last week (click here to read that). We are still eating out of our garden on a daily basis and this week again have an abundance of Sugar Snap Peas. We have eaten chicken and veggie stir fry until we are a bit tired of it, so if you have ANY other ways of preparing sugar snaps (besides raw and stir fry) please share! We also had our root vegetable bake again with potatoes, carrots, onion, and herbs. Delicious!
|The potato beds tonight|
|The potatoes that were in those beds.|
|The fading sugar snaps with beans growing below them.|
|Squash, melons, corn, and green beans|
Dad and I scoured the Home and Garden stores for tomato and pepper plants last weekend and are going to have to look some more this weekend. That brings us to what I have learned this year: Greenhouses can get too hot. Maggie and I started seeds several times and those that came up fried, but many did not even come up. I've learned that you must vent your greenhouse if it begins to get too warm. We went through lots of seed with very little results. The greenhouse will get another chance, but not until I learn a little more about how to effectively use it.
|Corn and beans are planted in some of the row middles.|
|We finally grew carrots!|
Thank you for visiting my garden again - I'll be hopping around seeing some of yours too!