Sunday was such an amazing day. I went down to St. Simon’s Island to visit my brother and his wife. My sweet sister-in-law, Melanie took me to the kitchen garden she works in from time to time and I got to experience so many beautiful things blooming and fruiting. We harvested 34 pounds of produce. There are few things more rewarding than getting to pick a ripe fruit or vegetable right off the plant it grew on.
I can’t remember what this is called but it’s some sort of Chinese herb. It smells and tastes similar to basil but it’s ENORMOUS.
Growing bell peppers
Anne harvesting strawberries
Melanie and Anne
2 lbs of strawberries
Garlic and Onions curing in the green house
Artichokes. Not quite ready yet (I don’t think…??) I love how they bloom!
Squash and cucumbers
Love how the heads of these are so round and full.
Dune sunflowers. Native to Saint Simons Island and they thrive there. I love them.
Gladeolas with the dune sunflower that actually cross-pollenated with big sunflowers and created a huge hybrid of the two.
6 lbs of tomatoes
Red noodle beans look like red dreadlocks
These little yellow tomatoes taste like candy. Holy cow.