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2008 Garden Photo's

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Here are just a few pictures of our seven gardens.

This year we grew and had in the stand, Top Crop bush beans, White Half Runner beans, beets, turnips, snow peas, Gotta Have It, Cloud Nine and Illini Xtra sweet corn, eggplant, green & red cabbage, collard greens, swiss chard, zucchini and yellow squash, butternut and acorn squash, green, red and yellow sweet peppers, banana and hot wax peppers, poblano and jalepeno peppers, Vietnamese peppers, pickling and english seedless cucumbers, okra, Sweet 100 and Pear tomatoes, Supersteak, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Rutgers, Old Orange German, Lemon Boy and Orange Jubilee tomatoes, onions, Sweet Italian Basil, Italian Parsley, thyme, oregano, black rasperries and blackberries. We also went up to Jen's and got to sell, beautiful blueberries and we had several people that let us pick their apples and pears to have. So we did have a nice variety.


Garden 2 (40'x40') In this plot we had nearly 40 pepper plants, red & green cabbages, 80' row of bush beans, 2 zucchini, 12 eggplants, and cherry tomatoes.



Garden 3 (40'x60') In this plot were about 50 tomato plants, 12 jalepenos, 4 Vietnamese peppers, zucchini, yellow summer squash and butternut squash.


Garden 4 (40'x40') In this plot were 40' white half runner beans, 30' ft row of bush beans, 15 okra plants, 16' fence row of snow peas, another 20' fence row of more half runner beans, roma tomatoes, butternut and acorn squash and onions.

Gardens 6 & 7 were at the other end of our property and I didn't get any pictures of them. They were planted in corn and sunflowers.


This is just a small selective picking of our sweet peppers. These got fire roasted on our grill and jarred in olive oil.


Garden 5 - the first plot of sweet corn

Tip of the Day

Climbing vines can be a beautiful addition to your garden. But beware -- certain kinds of vines can become a nuisance if too vigorous for your climate. Check with your local nursery before you plant them.

Check out the Gardening Tips page for an archive of past tips!