Tag Archive | vegetable

Green Beans

Green beans are a yummy snack and a great addition to any meal. If you like a good crunch, raw is the way to go. My favorite garden vegetable is fresh green beans and I eat them right in the garden.

Last summer I got these nice big bean bushes (pictured below) from seeds bought in the store. I collected the seeds left over and planted them a few days ago. Lets see how they turn out this year!

Buzzing Bees

I’ve spotted a ton of honey bees all around my flowers and vegetable garden this summer. They’ve helped me with a great deal of pollination and I now have some awesome vegetables because of their hard work. Bees are so important to have and I’m happy about the amount of bees I have around my garden.

I have a special place in my heart for the little buzzers. I grew up with a fascination for bees and wasps. They’ve always intrigued me and I’ve never been afraid of them. I have a great respect for bees. They hold so much power in their tiny bodies and do such a great service to human kind. They are definitely an underappreciated insect.

Blooms of Summer

When summer starts, the flowers come out! These are all the beautiful mid summer blooms around my yard.

Vegetable and Fruit Blooms:

Everything Else:

Mustard Anyone?

So, I’m in love with the mustard I’ve planted. It’s plain old yellow mustard (better than the bottled stuff). It has a nice spicy bite to it and goes wonderfully raw with salads and sandwiches. You can add it in your cooking too. They also add beautiful yellow color to any vegetable garden. You can eat the entire thing. The leaves and flowers taste great! Stay calm and plant on!

I’m So Excited and I Just…

I’m excited today because I can now plant things outside! I’ve been waiting for this day since September and now it’s finally time to get a move on gardening. I want to start as early as possible, so I can plant as much as possible. My peas, cabbage, spinach, and broccoli haven’t sprouted yet, but I’ll check again today. I’m thinking that maybe the cold got to them, since we did have a couple of really cold nights. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Seeds and Sprouts

I have sprouts! I’m so excited! I planted kale, purple peppers, lavender, and sage last week in a seed starter tray and the kale has popped out. I also planted peas, cabbage, broccoli, and spinach outside. They like the cold, so they should live through the changing weather of early Spring, but we’ll see how it turns out in the next two weeks when the frost monsters start going away. It’s been a little chilly and rainy, so I haven’t really done so much in the past week, except the planting I did on Saturday. It was chilly that day too. My mom and I ended up cleaning our garden boxes outside and that’s where we planted the peas and all the other cold loving vegetables.