Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

V is for Vegetable Garden
Hubs and I plant a large vegetable garden.  We use to garden in raised beds when we lived in the city and had more than enough to can our yearly salsa supply and other goodies.  When we moved into this home the previous owners had a very large garden quite a ways out on the back acres.  Hubs has decided to continue on in that garden.  I sometimes think it is his excuse to drive his large garden tractor every day after the weather clears up in the spring.  Quite a few of the Alpabe-Thursday participants were concerned that all of our tomato plants I showed on T week would be eaten by the animals who's tracks I also showed that week.  Never fear there is a very high fence surrounding our vegetable garden.
Hubs used this as a child when his parents had a garden.  It was his grandfathers before that.  He replaced the old wheel on it a couple of years ago and actually runs it between the rows to help with the weeding.  Not to worry this is not how we work up the ground for our garden, we have a garden tiller for that.  Last years garden was not very good.  We had so much rain in the spring we were not able to get it in until almost the first of June and then our summer was not hot enough for good growth.  It was disappointing after having such a great garden the first year we lived here.  If you would like to see what we are hoping for our garden to look like this year you can go to this previous post: Garden 2008.
I am linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday party.  If you would like to read some other posts by some spectacular participants I hope you will go over for a visit.
Jenny Matlock
I will be out of town for a few days but I will check in with everyone as soon as I can.  Have a great end of week and weekend!  Thanks for coming by!  Blessings!

32 comments:

Carol said...

You have a lovely garden! Good V post...didn't even think to do vegetable garden!

jeff campbell said...

Helloooo Brenda...your garden looks wonderful!! I am so envious...great post for your "V"...Peace and blessings

A 2 Z said...

That garden is looking great. I think you will get a healthy supply of salsa this year. Have a great trip.

Anne-Marie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a lovely garden you have! I would be in heaven if I has so much space to plant. There is nothing better than fresh produce that you grow yourself.

Happy "V" day!

Annesphamily said...

I like this V post! I hope you come join me soon so you can read my V post and visit often!

I would like to see the variety in your vegetable garden!

Anne

Viki said...

It's looking good. Wow, that garden in 2008 was fantastic. Hopefully, that's what you'll have this year. Great V post.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a big beautiful vegetable garden!

Jo said...

that is one wonderful looking garden ... so well fenced and so big ... i wish you better luck with the weather this year!

Jamie @ www.bizogy.com said...

That is a huge garden, and a lot of work! Our garden is not nearly so big, I can't imagine all that space. How do you keep the weeds at bay? Thanks for sharing your Vegetable Garden with us.

Short and Sweet said...

Very nice "V" post. I can't believe the size of your garden especially since you stated that your city garden was even bigger! I hope your garden bursts with veggies so you can have a huge salsa supply. Keep up the good work.

Pondside said...

That's a serious fence!...no critters are going to get into that garden. You'll be canning salsa for weeks and enjoying its heat all winter!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your garden is amazing and large. It must take a lot of work. The fresh veggies will make it all worth it.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful garden you have! Hope you have a good season, last year was really strange weather wise. Great choice for V! Kathy

Mary said...

Looks like your fence will keep the critters away from your veggies~ I look forward to seeing how everything grows :-)

Cheryl said...

Reminds me of home. Thanks for the walk through your garden.

Debbie said...

Now that is a garden in a half...Great V post...hope you enjoy all your veggies this year.

My name is PJ. said...

Now THAT is a serious undertaking!

Catherine said...

Very nice veggie garden!

Theresa said...

Good Looking Garden! Looking forward to the salsa!

Nora Johnson said...

Super ‘V’ post – such a big undertaking - so interesting & enjoyable!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

laterg8r said...

what a huge garden :D

fuzziekit said...

Well the weather seems to be better than it was last year and I don't think we have to worry about a cool summer this year.
Fresh veggies are the best. From a quickly salad to beans beans and more beans... mmmmmm. Now I want fresh corn on the cob.

Claudia Schlottman said...

I so admire folks who garden! Your photos are wonderful!

Lourie said...

Wow that is a nice garden. My uncle has always had a big garden. There is something wonderful about home grown veggies.

Bee Lady said...

Well I'm certainly not going to let you come to my backyard and see my measly old weedy garden after looking at those pics! Beautiful garden. I think everyone should grow at least one edible item. Cindy

Amanda said...

Good luck with your garden this year-- hopefully you will have another bumper crop like you had two years ago.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a wonderful garden! How exciting it must be when all the vegetables are ready to harvest :o) Your garden looks quite huge!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I am finally home from work and thought I would stop by and say thank you for your comment on my post! haha :o) and to read what your "V" assignment was :o)

Jenny said...

Oh Brenda. I love this garden. It reminds me so much of my gardens in Ohio, right down to the cultivator.

Do you compost? I didn't see any bins around but your soil looks lovely and rich.

I hope your trip is great...

My trip hear certainly was as I stopped today on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "V"!

A+

Cricket said...

What a great (and lovely) garden space!

About Me... said...

Hi Brenda! Oh My, you have a REAL garden...a good old-fashioned kind that lets you can and freeze etc. Mine is small...raised containers...just freshies during the summer. I bet you're also happy to see autumn come too. I remember I was when I was a kid. My mama had us busy in the kitchen during canning time. shery

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Brenda, Wow, your garden is amazing, I really admire those who can plant and maintain such a huge garden, LOVE fresh veggies and salads. AND look at those sweet chicks, they are good looking girls!
I'm so so glad you loved your scottie goodies. I love those old planters!
xo,
Debra

Susan said...

Nice garden, very organized :)
hubby loves to garden, but we haven't had one in a few years as he must put his energies into some waaay overdue home improvements as we need to have this house sold in about 1.5 years.

Susan