This summer I stepped out on that limb and planted tomatoes and stuff. The past few years have been an effort in futility when it came to gardening. If the weather didn’t fry our plants in the scorching heat, the deer decimated the scrumptious, tender leaves of young plants. If a plant managed to make it past those disasters, the rabbits or turtles took their toll on the low hanging fruit.
This year is the best summer in years!
This is our one row of beans (because I was too wary to invest more beans and time into a gamble).
My ingenious hubby came up with this design to keep the deer out. This and some coyote urine keeps our garden off the deer radar. As a result, along with plentiful rain, we have a bumper crop of green beans!
These plants are still putting blooms on too… more beans.
I’ve picked at least ten pounds of beans from this little row!! I’m amazed.
We have a couple of cantaloupes and lots of gorgeous cucumbers!
Not to mention tomatoes…
… and awesome peppers…
I took these pictures a couple weeks ago. The plants are even more proliferative now.
We have had beans with potatoes every weekend for the past three weeks. The tomatoes have made into outstanding spaghetti sauce as well as spanish rice seasoning. (I should post the recipes, me thinks.)
Thanks for sharing in our small slice of productivity and my little piece of heaven.