Garden sharing with neighbors

These stunning peppers and tiny orange tomatoes came from neighbors on either side of us. We’ve lucked out with a huge zucchini crop this year, so we’ve been happily sharing. What fun to trade veggies from our gardens! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was garden sharing with neighbors! Many thanks to Ti for the tomatoes and…

Cuts like butter…

It’s the official start of zucchini season in our house. We’re growing two different varieties: Dark Green and Romanesco. Both types of zucchini are fighting the A-frame trellis with which we’re attempting to contain them, but we are enjoying watching them grow. Both sliced smoothly like butter. I cut the two into different shapes but…

Tiny orange tomatoes or candy?

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying these candy-like, golden-yellow cherry tomatoes in our garden! It is one of three varieties we’re growing this summer and the first to be ripe. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 181 of 365. And Day 1,277 in a row (here’s the first 366,…

Fast-growing zucchini

After a difficult last few days, Mama and I were thrilled to get a chance to spend a little time in our garden this evening. It was especially exciting to see the zucchini plants starting to grow into the bottom of the trellis. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was seeing our fast-growing zucchini! What was your #OneGoodThing…

It finally broke…

The days-long heat wave finally broke this evening! Hooray! Refreshing honeydew melon mint popsicles saved us from overheating. Paisley spent much of the hot afternoon trying to keep cool passed out on the floor, but Mama and I had a wonderful time visiting with our friend Nicole. With temperatures dropping into bearable this evening, Mama…

A squash solution

When we first grew zucchini a few summers ago, we discovered it was greedy in our garden box and tried to muscle out the other vegetables. Then we planted it in a giant barrel in an attempt to confine it last summer. That worked too well and we ended up without much produce. This year…

Making planting plans

Every year Mama and I try to learn from our previous year’s garden and make it better. We’ve been talking for a while about which crops will make the cut this year. Today the rain finally stopped and we went outside and re-measured our garden box dimensions, so we could draw up this map of…