You might remember that this year was the first year of using wine barrels in the garden. The barrels were to thwart the gophers and they did their job. What they did not deal with, though, were the ground squirrels! Yes, my garden has been ravaged by ground squirrels! Ground squirrels know how to climb!
At the beginning of the season the zucchini and acorn squash were doing rather well. Then the eating began! As the fruit started to develop the little rug rats discovered them. I had to share! Not that I minded at that point because we were getting plenty to eat. Then they started to eat the flower blossoms! Yup! They ate the blossoms! And, the birds? Well they picked the leaves off the green beans, wax beans, Tuscan melons, and the watermelon too!
We did get some amazing corn! And, we are waiting for the hundreds of tomatoes to turn red. Due to having turned my ankle, I sent my husband to the garden yesterday to harvest onions, carrots and potatoes! So, today I share this bounty with you!
The potato seeds indicated these were to be fingerlings. Clearly they are not but they sure are a nice mix of different potatoes!
Check out these carrots and onions! The aroma from the onions: Amazing!
Carrots and onions
Let’s look at them a bit closer!
Onions before cleaning
Carrots before a good scrub
One of the carrots was a mutant!
One odd carrot!
My husband got busy scrubbing and here is the cleaned up produce!
The entire bounty
The best part? Fresh vegetables to go with our dinner!
Pretty aren’t they? The taste? Phenomenal!
I hope you enjoyed our little harvest! Now go out and have a great Monday, and week for that matter! Thanks for stopping by! Be well! ^..^
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