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~ The Gardens ~
~ A Small Peek at Some the Gardens I had over the Years ~


Welcome to my Saint Joseph house...

Want to see my garden? NO? Come on around back anyway...

When I retired in 1987 I built a couple decks and a gazebo around back... First the lower deck, the next one outside my kitchen sliding glass door I installed for the upper one...

Then I installed a gas grill on the upper deck and a smoker just like the one I have now...

The lower deck was two level... and I built it around a producing cherry tree, seen on the far left...

Here looking down on the lower deck from the upper deck...

The lower deck didn't get as much use after I built the higher one, but I did pick cherries and sit under the tree there to pit a bowlful for a pie...

This must have been mid-summer, the pepper plants are getting tall and the marigolds have some brown blooms..

But much earlier I had a garden somewhere all over the yard, I added to... or moved them around...

Here I had one at the lowest part of the back yard...

What do you mean lawnmower? I thought this was something to play with...

Well, Frank sure thought it was something to play with...

It looks like this patch is coming along nicely...

Green bean anyone?

Yeah, we got green beans...

How about a white radish then?

Only one guy a couple years ago at the Farmer's Market had white icicle radishes, big mild ones... They don't ever have them at the Price Chopper, I guess people don't ask for them...

Now a patch at the very top of the yard... Was this before or after the lower one? Maybe two at the same time?

Look what a little watering and a few weeks growing can do...

This is the opposite side of the yard, across from that last patch...

Raymond! Get yer dog outta my watermelon patch!

What is this? A very large cucumber or a very small watermelon?

Knee deep in the sweet corn patch... That stuff was sure good...

Then a permanent patch at the sunny South side of the house, later put raised beds in here... and raised my cucumbers here...

Later I went to all raised beds... Had about twenty overall... 4 X 8 feet and full of compost, peat and sand, whatever the crop needed... And they were productive...

Some sweet peppers in this one...

A little patch of sweet corn alongside the lower deck...

Later I grew my eggplants here...

Here, just a pumpkin patch wandering around in a corner...

Just needed a couple pumpkins for holiday pies...

And here, a bed full of beets...

Why the fencing over the beds? Well I had cats too, and cats like to dig in soft loam... sooo...

And a bed of lettuce, about gone wild here and too bitter to use...

And Better Boy tomatoes, later in the season here, would climb to the top of the fence support and start down the other side...

Well, that's about it for now... I have about 60 more garden pictures but how many weeds does anyone want to look at anyway?

~ All Gone Now...Have to get that Stuff at the Price Chopper ~

~ ...or the Farmer's Market ~



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