It’s Harvest Time!
I live in the Suburbs of Vancouver in the lovely Fraser Valley and I’m happy to say we scored a decent backyard with the property we bought. I’m still dreaming of an acreage, but for now I will soak up all I can from our little home in the burbs.
I’m a country girl deep down and I grew up with helping my grandparents harvest out of their big garden in the country and their suburban home that they downsized too. I grew up gardening with my mom and my grandpa ended up having a garden on our property too. It’s just in my veins I guess you can say.
To me, our backyard is small. This year we made planter boxes. Wow, I wish we made these sooner. We are actually planning to make more in another area. Dreaming big over here.
I’ve shared in my 10 Reasons why I love Gardenening that you can garden anywhere.
Here’s a look at our garden looked like in June.
Here’s a recent photo in the end of July. We have 4 boxes this year. The wooden Tee Pee’s are covered with snap peas and green beans.
This year I didn’t have as big of harvest as I have had in previous years. Still, anything in our freezer or in canning jars is a win win.
Our kids love running to the garden to pick a fresh snap pea and for me, I’m just simply in my happy place.
Our harvest this year was lots of Pole Beans, Snap Peas, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Maggie, White Onion, Lettuce, Arugula and Chives.
I think my favorite so far was making the blueberry rhubarb sauce with local blueberries. We made a cheesecake and brought that sauce along to a friends luncheon. Lets just say the dessert was DEVOURED. It was so good. I’ll have to remake it again and take pictures next time!!
I love summer. Especially our camping trips and time with family. But gardening to provide fresh food for my family, you can’t put a price on that.
It’s worth all the hard work that does into it. Once you have a system, it doesn’t take much to keep the maintenance going with it.
Do you have a garden? Like mine in town? If I could I would expand on the whole property…then we would really need an acreage.
What’s your favorite thing to grow?