Let The Harvest Begin

We go to our garden every day and at the first sign  the harvest is about to begin, the excitement starts.  This year we had a very mild winter and were able to plant earlier than usual so we have a very early harvest.

 Zippie the Roadrunner a gift from our friend Don, stands watch over The Garden Gate

We had a great crop of onion's and they are harvested and in the cold bins in the barn. We usually have enough onions to take us through the winter.  Our outdoor kitchen is an ideal place to clean the Garden Vegetables and get them ready to store or preserve in some way, or maybe just ready for tonight's meal.

 Onion Harvest

We have tomatoes blooming, some green and some are ripe and ready to eat. The Kitchen window is full of tomatoes. We take them off the vine just before they turn bright red so the birds and the squirrels don't have a feast with our beautiful tomatoes.

 The Vines are Just Bending Over With Green Tomatoes
How About Some Fried Green Tomatoes

 Tomorrow These Lovely's Are Headed For A Canning Jar

The Herb Garden has been so much fun this year, some of the herbs are really mature now and the blooms are just fantastic.

 Fennel In Bloom

All The Sweet Basil Was Re-Seeded From Last Year
Including One Lone Zinnia

Beautiful Lavender

Lemon Basil, Dill in Bloom, and Rosemary

Our Blackberries are just beginning to harvest, they have been a little slow to ripen this year, but we have had enough so far for one fabulous Blackberry Cobbler.

The Vines are Loaded With Berries

 Just Enough For A Cobbler

Our Summer Squash is loaded with blooms and we are beginning to harvest some of the squash. It taste so good.

 The Squash Are Blooming 
Perfect For Stuffed Blooms

Squash and Tomatoes

The Green Bean Patch is beautiful, the beans are just beginning to string and bloom, we will have Green Beans soon.

 The Green Bean Patch

We have some beautiful blooms around The Garden right now.  Our Butterfly Tree is amazing this year and the Butterflies are having a convention here. They are just beautiful!

 The Butterfly's Are Just Beautiful 

 The Butterfly Tree Is Beautiful With All Its Blooms and Butterflies

A new addition last year, a gift from our son and his wife this beautiful miniature Yellow Rose and a gift from our daughters this year this beautiful Hydrangea.

 Miniature Yellow Rose

Beautiful Hydrangea

In another couple of weeks our canning season will be well under way and we will be having the most wonderful fresh food right out of our garden.

 Get Those Canning Jars Ready

I sure hope that you enjoyed the Garden Tour today, it is always fun to have you come to the garden with me. Your visits are very special and hope that you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Miz Helen, I'm so jealous! Your garden is wonderful, and makes mine look so sad by comparison. I have a lot to learn, but I'm not giving up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. My goodness your growing season is a long way ahead of ours! We are just starting to see the first lettuces, spinach, baby potatoes and spring peas here. Raspberries are weeks away, as are summer squash and it's usually late July or August before we see ripe tomatoes. Nice to see the photos. They have me looking forward to the coming of summer. :)

  3. Your garden looks fabulous! It will be awhile yet here before we are into harvesting.

    1. Wow! Save some dill seeds for me - we can't get it here in Mexico. Everything else looks beautiful!

  4. We are completely jealous of your beautiful garden!!

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    Thanks :)

  5. Your garden is a breath of fresh air....enjoyed see your bounty from the Lord!

  6. OH WOW! I am blown away by your beautiful bounty! Those onions!! I just want to BE in your backyard.

  7. Your garden looks beautiful! It really is exciting when everything starts coming in-enjoy:@)

  8. Great garden Miz Helen, I am hoping for cherries here in the new house, if the sun ever shines.....

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  10. O M G !!!
    I'm jealous..... Your garden is simply breath-taking
    It looks so colorful and full of life

  11. That is one FANTASTIC garden, Miz Helen! We didn't plant this year because we were in Stage 3 water restrictions. I feel very sad about that now that we have gotten some rain!

  12. Your pictures are wonderful. I have an old screen door like yours in my garden. My husband thought I was nuts. Can't wait to show him your post. Thank you for the beautiful walk through your garden. I'd better get back to my weeding :)

  13. Wow, what an amazing garden! You are an inspiration!


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