yellow wax beans
jacobs cattle beans
blue hubbard squash
yellow summer squash
sugar baby watermelon
and of course about 20 tomato plants :-)
So what I have gathered from this list is we like beans :-) Actually, we eat A LOT of dry beans, and apparently they are supposed to grow well in Maine. So, we planted them. And hopefully we will get some to put in a jar and eat this fall/winter. Depending on how they do this year, I will probably expand next year. And the green beans? Well, we found out this winter that Emma LOVES dilly beans, and I like just about anything that is in some sort of brine...plus super easy to blanch and freeze for the winter. Out of everything though, I am hoping for success with my tomatoes. I have never planted tomatoes in the ground before...always in pots...lots and lots of pots. But, I love tomatoes, and we eat so many tomato products, that it makes sense for me to plant that many. It makes for a very busy August/September, but it definitely helps. Plus with BPA in just about everything these days, well, it is almost out of necessity.
I really want to be a "master gardener" but for now I am just going on hope. I am sure I planted things way too close together, probably planted seedlings next to each other that shouldn't be next to each other...I would love to take the time to read a lot of gardening books, but time doesn't seem to be my friend lately...The one thing I did differently this year was cut back on the amount of veg I did in pots...I only have 4 pots this year, and one is full of herbs. I have always had so much success with the potted veggies too. But, the potting soil is super expensive, and I have a large yard just waiting to be dug up :-) So let us all cross our fingers for an abundant garden year for this little Townsend House!
And for my wonderful sister-in-law, here are some pictures...although they don't show all that much :-)
And of course I need to show some love for my cute little babes :-)
On a completely unrelated note, we went for a lovely drive yesterday and what did we come across on the side of the road?
Clearly native to our area...