We planted a (late) vegetable garden this year as a joint venture between my mom and dad and us. My daddy especially likes to garden and so he has really used this as a teaching opportunity with Joy and Luke. (He did the same with Colt when he was younger). The best teacher is one that is passionate about his/her subject. And my daddy is that. :)
Let’s see, we (actually my dad, Jason, Joy & Luke) planted cucumbers, squash, bell peppers, hot peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, and okra.
Since Luke especially loves cucumbers, Pop (my dad) let him plant and tend to those. And the first yield of our garden was a cucumber, so Pop came over and got Luke so he could be the one to pick it, (and eat it).
And Pop was so excited to get Luke out there to show him the watermelons coming up. Those tiny watermelons…..aren’t they cute?
I do hope those tiny watermelons grow up fat and juicy for Colt’s sake because he sure loves his watermelons. He always has. As a matter of fact, we stopped by the store the other night and picked one up and dropped it by his apartment.
We’ve had a few cucumbers and squash so far (since that first cucumber).
Jason and I really love fried squash. And squash is really good cooked in the microwave too. We just slice it long wise and add butter/onion or any other spices we might want. I also like Creole seasoning on it. Cook until tender – anywhere from 2 minutes on, depending on how big your squash is or how many you have in there. I just check it and add time to it if necessary. It’s a quick yummy fix for dinner!
It is SO hot here – temperatures over 100 degrees, so some of our plants aren’t looking too sporty. I really hope they make it! My dad put in a better watering system so we’re being optimistic.
What about you…….do you have a vegetable garden? If so, what are you growing?
Oh, and does anyone have a yummy and easy bread and butter canning recipe for the cucumbers? I have never done them but (I think) I would like to attempt it!
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