Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reaping the bounty of the Earth or some such crap

As I have mentioned before, I have a friend with a few acres that I do a kind of gardening co-op with. I have more experience growing shit, he has more money and land, so we get together and grow stuff. Mostly the usual -- this year, onions, carrots, peas, green beans, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, bell peppers, hot peppers, strawberries and tomatoes. We also go a little farther afield -- garlic, potatoes. Not much luck with garlic yet, truthfully, but good work on the more traditional stuff, as well as the spuds. With a very small bed this year, we got a pretty good summer harvest, and we should get a second harvest in the late fall.

Naturally, at this time of year, the bean crop is going gangbusters. Here, you can see the plants have climbed the string trellis like frat boys trying to peak into a sorority house window, only more useful:

Jeb the Wonder Dog patrols:

 Beans on the vine:

 Beans off the vine:

 An enormous zucchini:

 This will be made into zucchini bread later that will be the subject of a food porn post, but I digress. And here we have even more beans (in addition to those pictured above) peeking out of their bag:

Got some good cucumbers coming in now, primarily intended to make dill pickles:

And the onions, red and white: Small this year, but getting established. Good numbers, and high hopes for next year's crop to produce larger onions.

All in all, The Farm is putting out a good crop. Upcoming posts will feature food porn including produce from The Farm, so stay tuned.

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