collageSo thanks to the amazing watering system and the amazing grow boxes (you remember here).  This is the first year that we have really had a fantastic bounty from our garden since moving to the NW.  We were pretty selective in what we planted knowing that we would be away for a little while and didn’t want to kill off the plants.  And even though I mistakenly pulled out my pumpkin plant, mistaking it for a weed (Oopppps), everything else survived.  Our pea plants exploded and our little Mr. affectionately called them “beby peas.”  Our cucumber plant has gone nuts producing 20+ cucumbers.  And we kinda went crazy with the tomato plants, we kinda love tomatos.  It does my heart proud to see my little Mr sitting calmly on the edge of the grow box chomping down on all the cherry & grape tomatoes he picks right off the vine.  We go out and pick from the 5 different tomato plants we tried this year, eating as we go, ohhh thosecollage (2) sweet 100’s are divine, special thanks to Cedarcrest High school for that plant.  That is my favorite cherry variety and thankfully they were the only place I found that sold it, and now we are enjoying its fruits.  Amazing!  You know there is something awesome about planting something and watching it grow.  We hope to get enough off a few of the plants to make some tomato juice.  Now I know what you are thinking, why didn’t you plant zucchini?  Well the truth of that is, everyone else plants zucchini’s and they end up giving them away, so I’ll save my garden space for other things and enjoy the free zucchini that others grow, I mean I’ve given away my cucumbers so I feel like that’s a fair trade, right?  It’s been a fun summer watching our garden grow, now we’re making plans for what to try planting next year!  

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