Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting It All Done on the Farm

Here are some........make that a bunch of pictures
of the "garden" and the yummy stuff growing!

Here is my Daddy picking squash for the market.

We picked the first broccoli last week.

The cauliflower is not quite ready yet.

The rows are very long. They go to the wood line
way down there. This is the five rows of cantaloupes.

This is the zucchini. there are just a
few blooms for now.

We grow lots of tomaotes too. They are in the
top of the pic. Some of the peppers qare in the bottom.
We stake pepper too.....bell gets so tall.

Here is the cabbage. It still needs a
few more days as well.

Here are a few baskets of the green plums my
Daddy took to the market. The first picking yielded
about 35 baskets (8 quart size). Believe it or not
these are a delicacy in the South! Yes, they are sour!!!

More cabbage........aren't th heads beautiful?!

This is my Mom picking squash! She would have
a southern fit if she knew I posterd this!

The building in the far right is the fruit market
and the packing house. My brother pcking squash.

A closer look at my brother picking squash.

More tomatoes.

I think it looks so pretty!
This plant had already been picked.

More brocolli.......

Here are the rpws after the plastic was laid and
before planting.

More of the same........

My Dad is on the tractor. That is my brother in
the red and his father-in-law. They are gettng
the plastic ready to lay.

Here's the tractor doing the work!

Well, I hope to have more pictures to show you soon,
more of tree crops forsure!

What are you planting? Have you gotten to hsarvest anything yet?


Southerner said...

You are making me jealous! I planted my two 4x8 foot garden beds two weeks ago. I know, REALLY late- but that is how it worked this year with hubbie going to Colorado every other week and rain and other life. I planted pole beans, okra, bush beans,cucumber, yellow and zucchini and spaghetti squash, 3 tomatoes and a bell pepper, a patio tomato in a pot, broccoli and cauliflower and lettuce and spinach in those row planter pots. I figured I would buy peas, butterbeans and corn this year to put up and of coarse more okra and stuff that I can't produce this year. I plan on coming to your market when more is in season. I hope we can work it out where you could come over to the market and we can meet!

Nico said...

I love all of the pictures on your farm. All of the fresh fruits and veggies look so tasty too.

Stephanie said...

Great pictures! It is still too cold and rainy here in SW Ohio to get our plants in. We will try and plant this weekend. How do you effectively get the plastic out after the planting season?

We will be planting tomatoes, bell peppers and jalepenos, zucchini and summer squash, some pumpkins and I am hoping a cucumber and some broccoli!

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Wow! Everything looks so beautiful! I have only a few tomato plants at home... in my backyard =) I wish I had space for more veggies.

Kylie's Mom said...

Would you mind if I asked you a couple of questions?

What is the plastic for (I'm a city girl and I have a black thumb!)?

What do you do with the green plums? Just eat them or bake them into something?

As a northern city girl, I enjoy reading your blog, especially the posts that refer to your farm. Very interesting!

Marva said...

Sounds great southerner! Better late than never! ;)

Can't wait to make plans and meet! That would be awesome!

We are opening the market the 6th of June. You probably want to wait until July or so will get a much beter selection then.

Just let me know! I'm so excited! Blessings!!!!

Marva said...

Thanks nico! I am cutting up squash for frying in just a few minutes.......yummy!!


Marva said...

Hi Stephanie!

The plastic is disked up and picked up by hand before we start each new season. We generally get 2 or 3 uses out of it for each season.

Your garden sounds great! Many blessings!!!!!

Marva said...

Thanks Elizabeth! Best of luck and many blessings for a great season!

Marva said...

Hi kyliesmom! City girls are always welcome here too!;)

The plastic is used as a mulch. It keeps the weeds from around the plants.

Yes, green plums are for eating, although they make great jelly when ripe (they are sour when ripe too).


MyKidsMom said...

I can't imagine being able to walk outside and grab some cauliflower, broccoli, or cantalope (staples in my household:). That would be so awesome! I depend on Costco for those things, but NOTHING is as good as fresh from the garden.

I love these pictures- you lucky country girl;)

Nikki said...

I wish I lived near you because I would shop your "store" for all of my fruits and vegetables!

Marva said...

You are right mykidsmom! It is really a blessing to be able to go out the door and down the driveway and pick what you need.

Fresh is so good......thank you for reminding me of my blessings!!

If we were neighbors we could really have us a time in the garden, just a picking away! ;)


Marva said...

Oh, Nikki! I wish you were closer too. I would just invite you over for a picking party! Blessings!!!!

Mimi said...

Marva, it's just beautiful on your farm! I was at the farmer's market the other day and a man asked me what do you do with green plums.I told him they're good to eat if you like sour. My kids love them. You know, kids are really into sour tastes now. I do think your cabbage plants are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Amy said...

It's official, you made me feel really lazy :) I love the pictures- everything is so green and lovely! Hugs to you, my friend!