Carolyn shared photos of the beauty to be found in nature recently (Mother Nature’s Garden), but in light of the coronavirus uncertainty, she sent in another batch of images to remind all of us gardeners of the great abundance of fresh, healthy food our gardens can produce in scary, difficult times.
Carolyn posing with a simply enormous sweet potato. (Check out our guide to growing sweet potatoes.). Sweet potatoes have a high yield and are very nutritious and delicious.
An assortment of summer squashes, along with a couple of okra pods. Anyone who has grown zucchini or other summer squashes knows that just a plant or two will produce more than most people can eat. (We’ve got a video on harvesting summer squash, with links to other videos on planting and caring for them.)
An abundance of green beans, along with some other summer vegetables. (See our guide to growing green beans.)
Cucumbers, early potatoes, and zucchini. (Check out our favorite cucumber varieties.)
Tomato harvest time! Now THAT is a lot of tomatoes! (See our collection of articles and videos on growing, harvesting, and preserving tomatoes.)
This garden doesn’t just have vegetables. Here’s a spectacular harvest of delicious-looking strawberries. (Learn how to grow strawberries.)
And don’t forget flowers. In difficult times, our souls need feeding just as much as our bodies do.
Finally, a wonderful short of a double rainbow to remind us all that brighter times are ahead.
Have a garden you’d like to share?
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