Thursday, July 15, 2010

My kitchen garden update and first harvest

My kitchen garden has grown tremendously since my last post about my frustrations with rabbits.
My husband has tightly secured all the entry points for the rabbits to enter. Since then, I haven't had problems with rabbits. I am crossing my fingers, though. This past week brought my first harvest from the garden with the exception of snow peas. We had several delicious stir-frys with snow peas.

My butternut squash patch is growing by leaps and bounds. I see lots of baby squash.

I plan to experiment with new recipes using this tender zucchini.

Japanese and Indian eggplants are beginning to yield.

Cherry tomatoes are getting ready for salads.

After losing my first batch of seedlings to rabbits, my second batch of okra is growing beautifully.

Green beans are flowering.

I am letting my cayenne peppers mature more for more flavor and spiciness before harvesting.

Can't have too many peppers.

Now if you excuse me, I need to weed my kitchen garden.

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  1. Your garden looks good, enjoy the harvest!

  2. It all looks so wonderful! We also have a banner crop of butternut squash for the moment, and the rabbits have not been too bad (except they ate my sunflowers before they could grow), but I am more concerned about the deer. Keep posting about the garden so I can compare.

  3. Wow! That is one amazing garden, I wish I had all those delicious veggies growing in my backyard too! Love love your recipes and blog! Butternut squash is my absolute favorite, actually any squash for that matter! Just baked and buttered...yum!

  4. Harvesting such lovely produce must be a joy! Your labor has produced a beautiful bounty! And, the season has barely begun :) Looks like everything is doing well!

    Kindly, ldh

  5. Your garden is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with all of those beautiful vegetables!
    Cheers, Andrea

  6. Beautiful garden...the eggplants look wonderful. My peppers rotted from so much rain the beginning of the growing season and I didn't replace them. The tomatoes didn't do much better, think I only have a few on the vine. Not a good year for me, but we do have great farmers markets!
    Have a great weekend, Komali.

  7. Lovely garden, and nothing tastes better than a freshly picked veggies :)

  8. Hmmmm....... Tomato sandwiches with mayo and zucchini bread is what I am now dreaming of!

  9. Oh lovely.. lovely.. You've got the most awesome garden.. And you make this sound really easy!!

  10. What a joyous garden you have! Our garden, really my mom's, is slowly coming in. Thanks for sharing. :-) P.S., I found you via Foodie Friday.
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

  11. Wow! You must be a very busy lady looking after your yummy garden!
    Mine is only small... and still so time consuming!
    One of my dreams is to be able to grow my own veggies!
    Thanks for sharing yours!


  12. Everything looks wonderful! Is there anything better than a garden fresh veggie? Not in my book. I anxiously await the opportunity to eat my first tomato sandwich of this summer.

  13. Your garden looks wonderful! Glad you're getting a second round of okra~I love okra!

  14. Your gardens are growing and producing so well. Veggies look so yummy. I passed on the veggie garden this year.

  15. Your garden looks so fabulous. Thanks for sharing!