The garden 2017 reveal has been a long time coming, I know.
I’ve hinted at, mentioned and even promised a reveal. All this time you’ve been kept in waiting.
And now that I’ve finally captured some pictures I’m ready to show you not only how fabulously all the plants are coming along, but also give you the first look at the beautiful and amazing greenhouse my hubby built for me (talk about a labor of love!).
As you may or may not know, I have a large garden space in our large’ish back-yard. The garden space existed when we moved in but it’s undergone some major changes over the past few years. Just last summer we got the permanent plastic on the greenhouse! Even through all the work, we haven’t missed a summer of fresh veggies!
So, here it is, as seen from the roof of our covered patio:
That’s right, I crawled up on the roof, sans shoes, because I’m a daredevil like that…and because I love ya and wanted to be sure you could really take it all in. (side note: my father would be shaking his head about the bare foot roof climbing thing, so we’ll keep that our little secret).
The greenhouse stands about 15’x12′, and there is still lots of room for planting outside. I take advantage of this because some things do just as well, if not better, outside. Other things do better inside, plus I can extend their growing season.
Planted Outside the Greenhouse:
corn (3 rows)
brussels sprouts (6 plants)
cabbage (5 plants – there were 6 but tragedy struck for one and we lost it)
zucchini (1 plant)
squash (1 plant)
okra (5 plants – I planted a whole row and this is what we ended up with)
green beans (1 row)
tomatoes (4 plants)
dill (coming up wherever it pleases, because that’s what dill does)
basil, cilantro, rosemary & oregano (1 pot of mixed herbs)
Note: I also have pumpkins and asparagus planted outside but they’re in a different area of the yard than the garden.
Planted Inside the Greenhouse:
tomatoes (6 plants)
peas (1 row)
bell peppers (6 plants total, 2 each: red, green, yellow)
cucumbers (3 plants)
green beans (2 rows)
purple & wax beans (1 row)
carrots (2 pots)
Here’s a closer look of what’s cookin’ inside the greenhouse:
Everything is really coming along nicely. Last week I picked beans until I couldn’t take it any longer! I ended up with a three gallon bucket, overflowing! It was perfect for fresh eating, sharing AND canning. Yesterday I noticed some tomatoes starting to turn red (woo hoo!) and I’ve picked a couple cucumbers and squash at this point.
Won’t be long before we’ve got veggies coming out of our ears…and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
How are your gardens coming along this year?