Hello garden gals and guys! Welcome back to Fat Earth! We are ten days into June and even though summer hasn’t officially started yet, it is HOT out! My garden loves every bit of it, too.

I was out in the garden early this morning, but it was still hot out. I was glistening by the time I was finished with all my watering and weeding.

Gardens are such miracles. These plants that come from tiny seeds bear fruit and vegetables that sustain us. I have always found that amazing!

Everything is growing so beautifully and I have veggies already! There’s alos tons of blooms that will soon be setting fruit.

But don’t take my word for it. Come on in the garden with me and let’s see what’s growin’ on!


First up is my tomato raised bed. There’s also a cucumber in there, but she is taking her time growing. There are teeny tiny tomatoes coming out of most of these blossoms. I am SO excited!

That lid to an old raised bed and my black potting mix bin are there to deter my chickens. They like to dust bathe in between the tomatoes, which I wouldn’t mind except they dig up the soil and I don’t want them to kill my plants. 

Ah, the joys and trials of backyard farming, right?

Next up is my pepper/tomato/onion raised bed. Things are growing really nicely in here. There’s also a pumpkin plant tucked there in the bottom right corner of the picture. I need to plant it somewhere…I just don’t know where! LOL! I don’t have any room. 


Here’s a closeup of some of my bell peppers. I am just tickled green! The two containers have a yellow squash, sage, rosemary and thyme. The rosemary and thyme seem to be…taking their time. 🙂 Okay, I know that was corny. 

Next up are my sweet potatoes. I actually have five buckets with the sweet potatoes in them. But since I need to weed behind my garden cage where the other 3 are, you only get this picture…for now. 🙂 I haven’t grown sweet potatoes in some years because the last time I grew them, I wasn’t very successful. That’s why I decided to grow them in buckets this year. 


Behind them on the outside of the cage are my zucchini. Which, by the way, have some beautiful baby zukes growing! Look!

I’m saving the best for last. This is my onion patch. I am growing red onions and a white onion variety called walla walla onions. The latter are more squat-shaped than round, and are very sweet. Hubby went wild over them when I bought some at the market, so I bought some sets and grew them. You can’t see them too well, but they are growing very nicely. 

I am looking forward to a bountiful harvest. I make a lot of Ethiopian dishes and most of them call for onions. So…why not grow my own, right?

I want to end this blog with something that will make you smile. So what?

Chicken butt! 🙂 

And yes…I still have four hens, but Rosa is antisocial. LOL. 

Anyhow, that’s all for now! Until next time…

Happy farming!