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Archive for July 8, 2011

Our Organic Garden

Acorn Squash

So, some parts of our organic, backyard garden have been successful, others not so much. Right now, we have acorn squash, big yellow/green squash (not sure of name), tomatoes and watermelon – all of which are heirloom varieties and non-GMO. The last of the peaches (not pictured) were picked (or eaten by stink bugs) at the end of july, along with the few green beans. Later this year we hope to have several varieties of potatoes and peppers. And next year we hope to have a few figs from the newly planted fig tree. It’s all been a haphazardly fun experiment and we’re definitely learning lots. One still unanswered question is why our plum tree has no plums. I guess that will require a little more research…

Oh and one other note. We’ve obtained various herbs that we were able to keep alive that we’ve enjoyed including basil, greek oregano (pictured below), aloe vera and something I’ll be blogging about soon, moringa trees. Many of the plants that I just mentioned have healing powers that many people may not be aware of and that I wasn’t aware of until recently. This is a topic that my wife and I have recently become interested in and plan to pursue further by growing our own herbs, so stay tuned…

Squash Blossoms

Greek Oregeno - It has many uses

Little Watermelon hiding among the leaves

Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash from the backyard