Hubby planted the seeds with the girls in around May - I think he was a month late in the growing season but we still had new growth in September. Around October everything started to go.
It was so satisfying watching your food grow and know exactly where it came from and it was wonderful to offer your guests a salad that is entirely from your own garden! Love it!
Our girls decorated the outside, which promptly washed off with the first rain fall.
First sprouts of life...
Green abundance with everything going strong!
Starting to see first flowers and edible leaves.
As you can see I've picked all the lettuce leaves. My spinach was a bit disappointing :(
The watermelon is growing well as are all the other vegetables!
Tomatoes in the sunset :)
Pretty moths courting on the butternut squash flower.
Our first beet harvest!
Delicious lettuce - I loved making salads directly from my garden. Amazing feeling to feel self sufficient!
A little medly of some of the vegetables we harvested...
The sugar snap peas were amazing!
The watermelon, and baby watermelon grew so fast.
The jalapeno plant...
A rainbow of beets ...
Butternut pumpkin squash...
Last few days of growth...
My herb garden...
(Flat leaf parsley, mint, basil & parsley)
The wildflowers I planted from seeds grew amazingly with little effort...
A little Utah jay bird that came to visit...
The sun setting on the last of our harvest before the weather starts to get cold.
Jalapenos = Jalapeno Poppers
Green Tomatoes - Fried Green Tomatoes
Butternut Squash - Thai Red/Yellow Curry with Pumpkin
Carrots = "Chicken" Pot Pie
Butternut Squash Flowers = Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
Beets = Golden Beet Hummus
Lettuce = Green Bean, Tomato & Avocado Salad
Sugar Snap Peas = Chilli Jam Stir Fry
Baby Leeks = Potato Leek Soup
Tomatoes = Simple Salsa & Bruschetta (one of my favourite things on the planet)
Last of the harvest - frozen for a rainy day :)