Isabelle’s Garden Notes, … August!

The month of August has been good to our garden. As you can see, everything is green! We do not lack water this year for sure !! The most impressive are my pumpkin and zucchini plants. My pumpkin plants are even climbing the fence and we will have dozens of red pumpkins (Cinderella types) in…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: July!

In the last month we have had so much rain and sun that the plants grew, grew  and grew!! I have not yet needed to water our garden: nature does it by itself !! What a change from last year. Here is an overview of the garden. In our tub you can see the Fava…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June!

This year we had such a rainy Spring that we were not able to start working and planting in our garden before the end of May. We will see what kind of harvest we will have. When I look at June posts from past years I see the plants were much bigger than they are…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: September/October

September was the month we brought in the harvest! We had an amazing crop in spite of this summer’s drought. We had beautiful cucumbers, lots of peppers ( I make a recipe with them, it is called “Frita”, it is my mother in law’s and I am sharing it with you at the end of…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June/July

The garden is growing really well this year. Our tomato plants already have small tomatoes and our peppers have little peppers. The loofahs (sponges to be) have beautiful leaves (I can not wait to see the fruit). We water the garden from our rain barrel. We need one full barrel per day. Jacques fills it…

End of August : What’s new in the garden?

It’s harvest season, and time to begin storing food away for winter like the squirrels!! Our tomato plants have almost finished producing which my husband and my children are taking very badly, … the tomato family !! We still have zucchini to harvest, although they are completely deformed, perfect for Halloween, but once peeled the taste…

A summer garden update and 2 recipes

Here is a glimpse of our garden this month! We can not say we have a dry summer this year. We have had thunderstorms with torrential rains at least 2 times a week and usually more! This is now a problem for work in the fields. Since we had nice weather for 4 days this…

A Garden Update, Some Handy Tips And A Recipe!

Here is an update on how our garden is doing after about a month! We had rain, rain, sun. So …. what is growing best? The weeds are growing faster than our vegetables! It is a constant race! My daughter Fanny and I weed as soon as possible but for now it seems the weeds…