Today I get to pick some of the first heads of lettuce and tomatoes from my garden I started about two months ago. I'm quite proud of myself since I was a city girl and knew nothing about gardening till I started this project. I still have soooo much to learn and next year will do things differently. I've planted just about everything in my effort to turn this old farm back into a working, sustainable farm. I'm using organic methods - no chemicals or pesticides or fertilizers (unless you count the coop and stall clean outs) and using companion planting (yes the bugs are there and eat the things like radish leaves but leave the good stuff alone) and am using raised beds whose boxes I made myself. Enjoy the view and feel free to post pics of your own gardens. I started this thread so I could link to some of the other gardening threads and my own "Journey" thread without having to repost. I fenced the whole thing in to keep my pigs (I mean chickens,ducks and peacocks) out. Corn and soybeans and bush lima beans: Tomatoes and garlic: Radishes, purple onions, carrots: Jerusalem Artichokes: Head lettuce and tomatoes: A Green Zebra tomato plant I started inside over winter: Asparagus - I still have to fill in the three trenches: Flowering herbs - just to be pretty - my herb garden is around my home: I found a pile of old tires at the back of the property and hauled them out and painted them. These are growing beans and peas: Can't be southern without collard greens: Purple cabbage: Mesclun salad greens: Cucumbers - I also have squash, zucchini, and vegetable squash all growing up the fences as well as pole beans and peas: Broccoli: O.K., I'll stop now - you get the idea. Not bad for a city girl. Now I just hope the peacocks don't discover it and fly over the fence and eat everything before I do.