Saturday, August 4, 2012

Garden Glory has Faded

All my beautiful vegetables plants are gone.
We ate, and picked and froze as much as we could.  
The heat, drought and overcrowding got the rest. 
It was a great first experience.  We pulled up all the fading leaves and cleaned out the beds.

This was my Mother's Day gift.
Isn't she a beauty?

We used my new gift to till up a new area for a fall crop.  

This is all that's left of the tomatoes.  Only one remains.  I took out two that weren't really producing.  The basil keeps going and we've made a lot of pesto.  Which has translated into homemade Pesto Pizza.  
The beans in the lower left of the photo will be pulled up this week.

These two little patches of earth gave us so much.  I was always amazed how much food we received daily. 
Now, I'll enrich the soil with some organic compost and grow again.

Farmer Jane
aka: Bernadine


  1. really glad you got some good produce. i'm certain this year was not the easiest to grow anything!

  2. I am jealous of that tiller, that Georgia clay was good to you this year. We have been getting some good rain in the last week, how about you guys?

    1. We did get some good rains. Thank goodness! It looks like there's a promise of more coming. I hope so... for both our gardens.

  3. That bed would make a great horse shoe pitch! Unfortunately, I had to give the sport up when I hit 65. I just couldn't throw the horse that far any more

  4. Oh, that's really funny. I got a good chuckle out of that one! hahahh.... Thanks.

  5. How wonderful! I am so happy for you that you got a lot of harvest. I planted some too but did not get as much cause we were mostly out of town and they were not picked at the right time. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment....Christine

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    1. Thank you. And thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. I'm back online and trying to get caught up. :) It's always sad to see the end of a garden season, but things are looking pretty good. And what a mother's day gift! Super bit wow!