Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yes, it was PURPLE cauliflower!

It's been a colorful year in The Shepherd's garden - first, there were these beautiful beets -

And then the purple pole beans, and the green beans and the broccoli -

Then came the purple cauliflower. LOTS of purple cauliflower - enough to share with five of our neighbors and one of my coworkers.

And the plant's were HUGE! - They obviously like growing in composted sheep poop!

Isn't he cute peeking out from behind these huge leaves? Unfortunately the sheep didn't like them, so they just got loaded up in the trailer to take to be composted.

Here is one head with a teaspoon to give you perspective.

And one of the neighbors traded for this handful of yummy tomatoes - now that's what I call a great deal!


vlb5757 said...

Now see you have gone and given me garden envy again! The beets look great! We have not had very good luck with them this year. We didn't grown cauliflower this year but maybe next year. I have give away cucumbers and blueberries we picked. I took a blueberry cobbler to a friend. We have eaten every tomato that has been produced. I made oven dried tomatoes when a crop of Romas came in all at once. Very tasty. Can you send us some sheep poop? lol!

Donna said...

My garden does not look nearly so healthy, and I have composted sheep poop too. Of course, John knows what he's doing much much better than I. Congratulations on your bounty!

Kathy said...

It was great to talk with you last night. :) This morning we were down in the low 40s, so I'm not sure what I'll find in our garden...probably shocked plants!
From the look of all the lovely veggies and flowers, the Shepherd might just be earning his keep, eh? ;)
Hugs to you both and a pat for Miss Sinda.

Sharon said...

I can only say that I am jealous. All of June was cool and now here in August, it's cool again. I'm not sure anything here at 5,000 feet is going to mature before frost. We're staring to think about investing in a hot house, but then we have to decide if we're going to harvest in produce the expense of the outlay over time. I just want red tomatoes - sob.

Tammy said...

Hmmm..I really wish you were MY neighbor! :-) That purple cauliflower is beautiful and I bet it tasted good too. Thanks for sharing your garden bounty...even if it is just pictures for us far away 'neighbors'...