Liles Family Vegetable Garden

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.  ~Author Unknown

It's A Wet And Cold January And That Is Good For The Garden!

Today is the 10th of January and Paul went outside and snapped a few pictures in the back yard garden! While not an "exciting" garden, there are oodles of fresh veggies to dine on for the next couple of months!


We is going to be having salad in the near future!


The broccoli is looking great!


Onions are all over the place.... Soup is in the future


Red cabbage anyone...


St. Patrick's Day meal is staring us in the face!


Each of the small green poles on the left mark an asparagus plant which is
buried this time of year!


The strawberries seem to be a little under the weather


More cabbage... We love cabbage!


The peas are NOT starting out well so we got some pea inoculant from Amazon

Do You Remember? - The kind of bacteria used for legume inoculants is Rhizobium leguminosarum, which is a nitrogen fixing bacteria. These bacteria "infect" the legumes growing in the soil and cause the legumes to form the nitrogen fixing nodules that make peas and beans the nitrogen powerhouses they are.

Organic gardening soil inoculants are a type of bacteria added to the soil to "seed" the soil. In other words, a small amount of bacteria is added when using pea and bean inoculants so it can multiply and become a large amount of bacteria. The kind of bacteria used for legume inoculants is Rhizobium leguminosarum, which is a nitrogen fixing bacteria. These bacteria "infect" the legumes growing in the soil and cause the legumes to form the nitrogen fixing nodules that make peas and beans the nitrogen powerhouses they are. Without the Rhizobium leguminosarum bacteria, these nodules do not form and the peas and beans will not be able to produce the nitrogen that helps them grow and also replenishes the nitrogen in the soil.


The Swiss chard is looking wonderful!


It's time to harvest some of the leaves!


Salads from the garden are just crunchy crisp!


Down the back wall we have onions and more onions


The blue berries are going wild... We have then a shot of acid based
fertilized about 6 weeks ago and the blossoms are plentiful!


Each blossom will be one or more large blueberries in about 60 days!


The fig tree got all excited in November when we had hot days and now,
in winter, we are getting figs? Go FIGure!


In about 45 days the blue berries will have to go under the birdie new again!


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