Zucchini, Squash, Broccoli and Greens ~ Garden Update

06/27/2012 10:00 am · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Last week I gave you our garden update and let you know that we should be able to start harvesting some vegetables.  Our garden exploded and grown. Since then many of the plants have doubled in size.

We have had more Swiss Chard and Spinach than we can eat, so now our neighbors are enjoying it at as well.

I harvested our first Zucchini and Yellow Squash, they were little but I knew I better pick them because I had tons more on the plant.  Plus they are so yummy when they are small and tender!

We have also had Cilantro, Parsley, Dill, Basil, Thyme… it is really nice cooking with with them. It is amazing the difference in taste when cooking with fresh herbs!

Broccoli in the gardenOur two big heads of broccoli where ready to eat as well. Below are the side shoots of the Broccoli that grow after you cut the main stem.

I was SHOCKED to see how fast my zucchini grew …. We are eating it as fast as we can but I had to call my Mom up to “share” some with her because we have even more on the way.  Having too much produce is a good problem to have I guess 🙂

How is your garden coming along?  I would love to hear about it! 

You can read our full Garden Journey 2012, here.


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I like it when you post about what to do with all of your abundance of veggies. Like how to freeze, can it or preserve it. My zucchini plants aren't doing as well this year, but I still have 2 or 3 extra to make my neighbors happy!


That's awesome!! We rent so I use earthboxes for my garden. I only have 2 so I'm limited to what I can grown. I may just have to buy regular big pots because earthboxes are expensive. Right now I have swiss chard and potatoes (trying it out) in one box and a tomato plant and hawaiian chili plant in the other. When I have basil, it grows REALLY well in the earthbox.


The veggies look so good!! Happy to hear your garden is producing so well.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

2 is better than nothing..... keep up the good work!

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