Monday, May 22, 2017

Harvest Monday May 22, 2017

This last week was a busy one in the garden. Not pictured is a grocery brown bag filled with swiss chard, kale, lettuce, squash, and a couple of banana peppers that i took to a woman that  i see at yoga and zumba classes i attend. She was super happy. Also.... apparently everyone else was shocked that I grow things in a garden???? lol

Anyway, Here are some pics of what I was blessed with this week. Snow peas!!! YAY!!!

Green Beans....

Which I canned...with the help of Darcy of course...

Last weeks peppers that i pickled and canned...

This past weeks peppers to include the first jalapeno!! 

Parsley that I picked to dry...

Cucumbers and a small squash...(cukes are already gone...ate them after pic was

Last but not least....The first cherry tomatoes of this season!! whoop whoop!!! lol

The weather here has been exactly 92 degrees most of this last week. Thankfully things should cool down to the mid 80's this coming week with some much needed rain. Sadly for me here in Georgia my garden will probably come to a halt come mid summer due to the extreme heat. So i am enjoying what i can now. 

Happy Harvest Monday to all!!! I'm linking this post to the harvest monday hosted by Our Happy Acres. Go check out all the harvests this week!! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Harvest Monday May 15th 2017

This past week was much of the same as usual. I am still harvesting chard, lettuce, herbs etc on an as needed basis. The only pics I take of them is usually when I am giving things away.

This week I did get a first which is exciting! My pole beans are starting! In this picture I have them with the snow peas I harvested as well.

Here they are sauteed with garlic, coconut oil, salt, pepper, and a red bell I picked up at the farmers market here. It was yummy. I'm getting used to trying new vegetables.

And last but not least I have another batch of spicy banana peppers. I will be pickling what I have harvested so far this week.  Last year I dried them and use them for spicy dishes.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Our Happy Acres to post and celebrate Harvest monday this week! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Harvest Monday May 8th 2017

Things have been busy here with the garden, kids, etc. The hubs and I decided to finally really dedicate time daily to eat better and get more exercise. Spring is the best time for this considering the garden. I love to grow anything but I have a confession to make. I am not a big veggie eater. I know..It doesn't make sense. I have always been a picky eater.  Honestly i usually give away most of what i grow except herbs and cucumbers and tomatoes. Ive been growing snow peas and they have done really well but i forgot to take pics. Those were all cooked in a pan with coconut oil, garlic, salt and pepper. They were yummy.

I have also harvested my herbs to dry. I cut the plants and let them grow back and the cycle repeats. No pictures though. I forgot.

Speaking of pics. This is what I have harvested.

The lettuce is giant ceasar. Not so giant. I gave this one to a neighbor.  The peppers are spicy bananna and they are so big. The squash is regular squash. The chard is rainbow which has survived since last fall and still going strong.

I'm linking this to Our Happy Acres Harvest Monday. Head on over there and check out everyones Harvest!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It's been a while...

It's been quite a while since I have blogged about gardening. Things have been pretty busy over the last couple of years but  I look forward to jump back in and start posting about my harvests again. Mostly for myself so that I can read back to posts through the years and see what my challenges have been.

We are now at Fort Benning Ga and I have started this new season of planning what i will try and grow here and seed starting. We first arrived in June 2016 and I soon learned that the climate here is not very good for basically ANY growing of most veggies in the hot summer months from June to late August. I am still limited to container gardening since we are still living on a military base and that absolutely complicates a lot of plants in this heat.

The seeds I have planted include sugar peas, three different types of tomatoes, caesar lettuce, bell peppers, jalapenos, and new mexico peppers. I also planted some garlic on a whim really, hoping it will be successful. Also in the longer planters I have green onions growing from October that has barely made it thus far.

Also I have a couple of pots of very baby brand new basil.  and more of the garlic.

Also a surprise....Hubby had dumped some dead plants behind the air unit in the back yard  that were not so successful from last summer and now it appears if we have green beans growing!

In October I did however plant some Swiss Chard and Kale. The kale however didn't make it through the frost we received here over the winter. The Swiss Chard did somehow make it although the plants are small and the leaves smaller. They taste great though and I am now getting enough to add to a salad now and then.  These pics are after i harvested the we lil plants. lol

And of course the pics of my little harvest this week! 

Mmmmm...these smell good mommy!!

These are MINE!...Yeah...I sniffed them first!...MINE! 

That is Darcy. She thinks she owns everything in the house. And it's a battle keeping her from eating  any muffin or cupcake in the house. 

Hope anyone who might read this is having a great time gardening or planning!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Harvest Monday...I'm a little late..been so busy this week..Jan 6th.

I have been so busy around here with life that i never got a chance until just now to comment on the comments that were left last week. I apologize for that!! I've started back with my comic book obsession...I buy archie comics on ebay...LOL It's getting pretty bad too...

Anyway. I picked some new things this week!!! The first I have never tried bokchoy!!

I'll have to let you know what I think once I taste it cooked. I crunched on a stalk and it really doesn't taste like anything really so i wonder if what ever you cook with it..if it takes on the taste. ??

THEN...Because I have never grown it before i was so excited about this...Spinach!!
Of course me..being me..I picked them with small leaves..Do they get any bigger? I wouldn't know. I have only eaten the spinach in salads..not cooked..

Then some regular's came to the party..
More baby carrots..the last from that batch that I planted. I have a lot more bunches planted but they won't be ready for a while..I will miss them...

Then one of my stir fry favorites..
These are part of an experimental small container that I first grew to see how well they do here in hawaii. They seem to do just I have a ton planted everywhere with other things..I even picked up and planted different varieties..Can't wait for those to mature to get a peek..

And Finally...and i did jump the gun and pick a tad too soon...Yellow Bush Beans!! YAY
Cant' tell by the picture but one of them at least is really yellow..Next week I should have at least a handful or more to show you all.

Well that's all for now...I'm going over to Daphne's dandelions to check out everyone elses postings...Here is the link:

Monday, December 30, 2013


The last harvest of 2013. And here I go again showing off my tiny little things i am able to get out of my garden..haha

First I planned on doing a stir fry of sorts tonight so...

I picked some radishes

some baby carrots

And these are the beans for this week. Just a handful..but enough to throw in stirfry!!

I then harvested what I had of my shallots. They should have been done long ago, but they never really bulbed the way i see others online. Ah well..still edible!! Im going to try again soon though after more research..

Well thats all for this week!! Head over to Daphine's Dandilions to check out others harvests, garden planning and their blogs. I follow most of them and I love reading about what they are doing each week!! Here is the link

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

I know i usually post about garden stuff  but thought I would share what we did for christmas eve at our house last night.

First...I did a lot of Baking!!

doughnuts from scratch. The recipe makes over 50, most were eaten and given to my neighbor before the pic was taken.

homemade sugar cookies for Santa...

After putting together the gingerbread house the boys enjoyed homemade mini pizza's and virgin pina colada's (a tradition in our family even before living in

The boys watching Polar Express while Dad was cleaning up and Mom was icing the last of the cookies.

The boys opening gifts from family and friends..before taking showers, feeding the raindeer and going to bed.

Presents under the tree late at night..

The view the children seen when coming down the stairs this morning!!

We have and are still having a most blessed Christmas this year. Only things missing are the two oldest children Billy and Lisa who are in college on the mainland and celebrating the season with their dad and other family this year. 

Hope everyone's holidays are as joyous as ours!!!!