A morning in the Garden

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.

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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.

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Growing bell peppers

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Anne harvesting strawberries

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Melanie and Anne

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2 lbs of strawberries

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Garlic and Onions curing in the green house

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Artichokes.  Not quite ready yet (I don’t think…??)  I love how they bloom!

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Cosmos

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Squash and cucumbers

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Love how the heads of these are so round and full.

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Dune sunflowers.  Native to Saint Simons Island and they thrive there.  I love them.

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Gladeolas with the dune sunflower that actually cross-pollenated with big sunflowers and created a huge hybrid of the two.

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6 lbs of tomatoes

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Red noodle beans look like red dreadlocks

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These little yellow tomatoes taste like candy.  Holy cow.

 

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