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Backyard garden producing well; Yard work this morning.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 by  
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These are just some of the peppers we're growing!

These are just some of the peppers we're growing!

Growing my own herbs, fruits and vegetables has turned out to be one of the most fun, rewarding and tasty hobbies I’ve ever taken up. The picture shown here contains just some of our pepper plants. The peppers we’re currently growing include Orange Bell, Serrano, Anaheim, Jalapeno, Hot Banana and Sweet Banana. These peppers range from fairly hot to mild and sweet. I use them for all kinds of dishes, such as chili, eggs, marinades, salads, soft tacos, burgers and more. These plants are all very prolific producers, but I never have trouble finding a use for the peppers!

In addition to the peppers I’m also growing tomatoes (6 plants), dill and rosemary. I’ve also got banana, lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, fig and papaya trees planted in the backyard.

Growing all this stuff is saving us a small fortune, and it’s very nice to eat foods that I’ve grown and cared for myself.

I should mention that the tomato plants are all still producing! Over the past few months I think we’ve only had to buy tomatoes at the store one time. I’m very happy with the Topsy Turvy; all the care the tomatoes require is a minute each morning to water and occasional feedings. We’ve probably pulled 50 or 60 tomatoes off that thing over the past few months!

I’ve got a lot of yard work to get done, so no mountain biking this morning. The humidity is off the charts right now, so this should be… terrible. We’re having family come stay with us for the 4th of July weekend, and so we’ve also got a lot of cleaning to do around the house. I’m really looking forward to the long weekend!

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2 Responses to “Backyard garden producing well; Yard work this morning.”
  1. My wife and I have been avid gardeners for many years. We grown everything from tomatos to winter and summer squash to cauliflower. It is very enjoyable and the veggies are so good, and so much better than what you get in the store. There is no comparison. And as my dad used to say “when you’re in the garden you’re as close to heaven as you can get.”

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