Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day 193: Summer Bounty

Doug's amazing garden! Look at all this cool stuff he's planted! We'll get to eat lots of these wonderful things over the next several months.


I know we'll have 5 different types of tomatoes, kale, lettuce, 4 different types of peppers, oregano, cilantro, carrots, radishes, leeks, basil, 3 different types of thyme, onions, chives, rosemary, and of course, zuchinni.
Unlike last year, I'm always just slightly skeptical now when he hands me something and says "taste this." Last year, after a particularly bitter morsel of something leafy, after I was done spitting it out, I asked him what it was.

"I don't know. I was hoping you'd know. It was just growing in the garden from last year, so I left it."

We're pretty sure it was a weed, so now, I wait till he tastes things first before I eat them! :) Right in the front of the bottom photo is some lavendar. . . we won't eat this, it's just pretty and smells wonderful!

And thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday; I really, really appreciate it! Most of the time I'm kind of, well. . . . invisible!

15 comments:

Amy said...

Looks like loads of fun. I really am jealous. I so miss having a garden. And that is really funny about the week tasting!

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

That all looks so delicious!! I really wish I could grow a garden.

Amy said...

Sigh! I wish my dh had planted a garden this year.

Cari said...

Great shots and I love the little punch of purple in the last one!
Cari

Amy said...

What an awesome garden!!! I wouldn't taste anything first either, you never know what you may end of eating!

pat said...

Wow, what a great garden! AND to have a hubby who takes care of it--bliss!

Jess said...

What an awesome garden! I love homegrown veggies and herbs, they always taste WAY better than the store bought stuff! Your story is so funny, that totally sounds like something my hubby would do to me! LOL!

Nicole said...

so wish I had a garden. Especially now with all the salmonella scares. Love your self portrait also!

Becky said...

Thanks for the well wishes on my blog, Angela. Catching up on your blog really made me smile, especially the image I got of you stealthily leaving zucchini on people's desks. :-D. Great self portrait, too--you look fantastic. I love your hair.

Reds said...

Would love a big garden!! You are so lucky to get to eat all these fresh veggies straight out of the garen!!

mandy said...

WOW! I am so envious of your bountiful green garden. So beautiful.

Michelle said...

what a lovely garden! i wish my dh would do that...can yours talk to him? :) have fun taste-testing!

Joanne said...

YUM! Now I want a salad!

Bobbi said...

I want a garden! I loved working in my mom's garden when I was a kid-lucky :)

Jeanne said...

Now that's a healthy garden! I'm sure you can't wait to sample that summer goodness!