Below are some photos from one of the gardens we have this year. For new readers, yes the plants are in a raised tire garden. Here are some photos from previous seasons here, here and here-with aerial shots of the garden.
I love the flowers brightening the garden.
State Fair Zinnia
I use mint in so many things from flavored drinks
to dental care, to baking, and teas.
The squash are are big hit and I love the sheer volume each plant produces
Buttercrunch lettuce is a wonderful addition to a tortilla wrap.
I am a bit of a nibbler when watering the garden and buttercrunch
is a nice place to begin munching.
Red Russian Kale
I love love love kale...
The plant that makes even the novice gardener a green thumb!!
Could a garden in NM lack peppers?
Another scallop squash plant
In our home cucumbers are a snack
Cucumber Snack -peel cucumbers slice thin
take 1 or two limes squeeze fresh lime juice over cucumber slices
sprinkle with NM chile powder and salt~serve!
In addition to the above our garden has several herbs, more flowers, peas, tomatoes, melons, sunflowers, and WEEDS.
I have found that the simple life is far more detailed and laborious than presented before we began...but it is a way of life that allows Bill and I to know what we are eating and to appreciate the efforts it takes to put food on the table. The gift while gardening in the desert is to understand that the ground is cursed for thy sake (Genesis 3:17) Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee (Genesis 3:18) . Appreciating this makes the mesquite thorn something to be aware of every step we take while transforming the desert into an oasis.
The thorns we encounter are tough enough for every girlie shoe I own...
The simple life has brought us closer to our Creator.
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