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Jun 23 2009

Our Garden of Eating

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Our little garden in the backyard is our pride and joy! We work hard to achieve a healthy and organic garden full of herbs, vegetables, and fruit. We thought it would be nice to showcase all of our plants for our readers to enjoy. With almost 100 pictures, we are sure you’ll find something you like. We started taking photos of the garden in the Spring of 2009 and have continually added more as we progressed the garden through the seasons. You will see a variety of crop, the stages of growth, and even our bountiful harvest that we picked. Majority of the vegetables, and even some of the fruit, were used in a lot of our cooking. To see the different dishes we’ve created, check out the Gardening category under the Recipes section on the right-hand column. We hope that through these images, we have inspired you to start your own little garden. Nothing is more rewarding than eating your own homegrown produce.

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Our Garden of Eating”

  1. The Diva on a Dieton 24 Jun 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Wow! Its gorgeous! What a spectacular array of produce … its like you have a whole market in your back yard … including and avocado tree!?! Color me jealous. Congrats to you on all of the hard work, its certainly paying off.

    Thanks for sharing too! I’ll be raiding my bro’s garden when I pop home for a visit this weekend and I can’t wait.

  2. allisonon 24 Jun 2009 at 5:04 pm

    wow! your guys’ garden is amazing!! nothing like eating fresh, yummy, goodness!!! keep it up!

  3. Ravenouscoupleon 24 Jun 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Wow!! We’re soooo envious! don’t even have a backyard to even think about starting one :( That avocado looks like it has a great dish written all over it when it grows up!

  4. Sarah Non 25 Jun 2009 at 6:32 am

    Wow!!! Thank you for sharing photos of your awesome garden! I never knew you guys have such a variety back there. All very healthy and looking GREAT! Daniel should have his own little corner about gardening. Mark and I would love to learn from him! Keep the photos coming!!

  5. HannahBanana aka Amandaon 19 Jul 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Gorgeous! Having a veggie garden is a huge accomplishment and A LOT OF WORK! I know this to be true! How nice it is to just go in the yard and say “what do I feel like for supper tonight?” I’m curious….are you in Canada or the U.S?

  6. anncooon 31 Jul 2009 at 1:37 am

    This is really amazing. Is really quite difficult for me to grow all this veggie in Singapore because the weather is always Summer all through the year. Will come again and link you to my blog. Tks!

  7. npmon 31 Jul 2009 at 6:27 am

    Oh my goodness!! You could open a market with all those wonderful veges & fruits from your TRULY magnificent garden. You both have really green hands. Well done! Super, super, duper awesome! I love your garden!

  8. Dawn Hutchinson 31 Dec 2009 at 8:09 am

    I would so love to have a garden like this but I have trouble with pests here in Florida. Do you have a lot of pest problems? If so what do you use to control them? I prefer organic gardening but it almost seems impossible for me to not use pesticides down here!

  9. thefoodaddictson 03 Jan 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Unfortunately when you garden, you will always have pest no matter where you grow. I usually just pick the pest off or try to get rid of them with water. This just takes a lot of time and attention. There are plenty of organic sprays you can make in your kitchen to help control pest as well, such as beer, and garlic chili sprays. Hope this helps!

  10. Denise @ Creative Kitchenon 10 Feb 2010 at 5:24 am

    Wow!!! What a great job you’ve done. I love veggie gardens!

  11. Jessica Lee Binderon 15 Mar 2010 at 4:44 am

    I’m so impressed and envious of your garden. I have no idea how to garden but hope to learn in the not-so-distant future.

  12. Stephanieon 01 Apr 2010 at 11:57 am

    You have a vanilla orchid!!!! Where can I get one and is it difficult to grow it in our area?

  13. thefoodaddictson 01 Apr 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Stephanie this is not the Vanilla planifolia species. This is another species that smells like vanilla but is not edible nor does it produce fruit. I did try going vanilla planifolia one time but it didn’t survive for the fact that it requires a tropical environment.

  14. Kristinon 20 Apr 2010 at 12:00 pm

    What a beautiful garden! Makes me excited to get our garden going this year!

  15. treeon 25 Apr 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Great pictures! i love to garden too, and love taking pictures of my garden. There is so mauch beauty in plants and watching them grow and produce food. i never get tired of it. i’m new to your blog, but am enjoying surfing around it. :)

  16. Mai Huynhon 01 Jun 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I have to say. Your site looks amazing!!! I will really have to sit down and check out everything. And I will definitely use your recipes. Great job on the photos. They look great!

  17. Cindy Simsonon 12 Jun 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Great pictures! i love to garden too, and love taking pictures of my garden. There is so mauch beauty in plants and watching them grow and produce food. i never get tired of it. i’m new to your blog, but am enjoying surfing around it.
    +1

  18. Mirandaon 15 Jun 2010 at 3:57 am

    Wow. That is not little. This is my first yr. ever to have a garden…I hope to have on like that one day. I love LOVE the fresh berries. I have garden envy…”)

  19. Jolene Koon 23 Jun 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for the garden inspiration. I’m interested to know what do you guys do with the surplus produce?

  20. thefoodaddictson 24 Jun 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Well to be honest we usually end up giving away all the surplus produce to family and friends. We now have two addictions: food and gardening – which isn’t a bad thing.

  21. PlumLeafon 26 Jun 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Your garden is superb! So much variety in your produce which looks so lush, green and healthy! You obviously spend a lot of time tending your garden!
    Mine is pretty much neglected this year – too many hobbies like crafting and planning for babies arrival (& blogging) that is taking my time this year! I think I won’t have much to show for garden produce except for onions and potatoes (maybe I should have bought baby plants from garden centre and put them in ground?). I was hoping to have sugarsnap peas and sweetcorn as I knew I wouldn’t be doing much digging and bending (given my condition) but our naughty chickens found their way into the veg bed and dug/ate the peas and sweetcorn before they germinated!

  22. Anonymouson 22 Jun 2011 at 1:13 am

    Nice post, I love the website.

  23. gseon 15 Aug 2011 at 1:00 am

    Hello There! I read your blog every day, just after I water my flowers :-)

  24. Laurenon 15 Sep 2011 at 1:49 pm

    You had written on Wandering Chopsticks blog that you grow your own pennywort. Do you use soil or water only? & what kind of food do you feed it? Would greatly appreciate some help with this. Thanks!

  25. thefoodaddictson 16 Sep 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hi Lauren,

    Currently we grow the pennywort in soil. I currently don’t fertilize the pennywort. I just water it. In the near future I plan to grow pennywort in water (aquaponics) . I am sure the results will be much better. I hope this helps.

    Daniel @ the food addicts

  26. Augustinon 04 Oct 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Your garden is superb! So much variety in your produce which looks so lush, green and healthy! You obviously spend a lot of time tending your garden!
    Mine is pretty much neglected this year – too many hobbies like crafting and planning for babies arrival (& blogging) that is taking my time this year! I think I won’t have much to show for garden produce except for onions and potatoes (maybe I should have bought baby plants from garden centre and put them in ground?). I was hoping to have sugarsnap peas and sweetcorn as I knew I wouldn’t be doing much digging and bending (given my condition) but our naughty chickens found their way into the veg bed and dug/ate the peas and sweetcorn before they germinated!

    +1

  27. William Sheppardon 30 Mar 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Hey Krissy & Daniel,

    Have you ever used a Dolma Stone to hold your Dolmades together while they cook? I understand this old world kitchen device does a wonderful job of keeping the Dolmades from unraveling and actually helps cook them from the top down due to the heat the stone holds. The holes allow steam to escape and the handle makes it very easy to take out of the pot.

    William A. Sheppard V.

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