What’s Growing on in the Garden in June?

The garden is all a bustle in June. In Oklahoma we got a lot of rain and then the weather warmed way up. The garden is growing like gangbusters! The kids are enjoying every minute of learning the garden has to offer. kids harvesting in the june gardenWe are harvesting healthy food right and left. My Little Sprouts and I have harvested about 98 pounds of food this month! So far this year, we are over 176! Wowie! Can you imagine what those numbers could be by the end of the year? We are hoping to grow most of our summer food and still have some to put up for the winter in the freezer.

broccoli harvest

Broccoli, asparagus, and sugar snap peas, yum yum!

carrot harvest

Are these the most beautiful carrots you’ve ever seen? This broccoli thinks so.

green bean harvest

Green beans, broccoli, and yummy kale!

Garlic harvest

The first part of our garlic harvest. Garlic stores all year, we are just using up what we planted last year right in time for this year’s harvest!

garden cabbage harvest

Our first little cabbage, some kohlrabi, peas, green beans, onions, herbs and carrots for a yummy dinner.

harvesting veggies with kids

The tomatoes are finally coming on. Yum!

june harvest onions

june lettuce harvest

The last of the lettuce harvest before it got too hot.

potato harvest, gardening with kids

We harvested over 50 pounds of potatoes this month. They are so good!

tomato harvest in june We have harvested potatoes, asparagus, peas, broccoli, blueberries, basil, thyme, green beans, dry beans, kale, lettuce, carrots, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, dill, cilantro, and parsley. okra and sweet potatoes in june june garden garden in june zinniasThe kids are enjoying the garden tremendously and learning so much! They learn social skills, stewardship, taking turns, patience, and even about pollinators! potatoThey are learning how to recognize plants, fruits, and vegetables as well as building knowledge about natural practices, life cycles, beneficial verses non-beneficial insects, and building their fine and gross motor skills. harvesting with kidsThey are getting lots of exercise, sunshine and fresh air as well as great nutritious food to enjoy for their meals. We know where our food is coming from and we know it is not full of harmful chemicals. kids popping peasThe kids are learning how to clean and prepare food for eating as well. The best part is every child has learned to like a wider variety of foods and has tried many new experiences. kids picking carrots The garden is so amazingly beautiful. It’s full of so many lessons and so much information. It’s paradise on earth and it gives us so many wonderful gifts. Teaching children at a young age about the glory of the garden is a project worthy of our attention and efforts. littlesprouts    http://www.hopengriffin.com/find-joy-in-everyday-joyhopelive-10/


  1. rebecca says:

    What an amazing harvest. I had never heard of kohlrabi prior to this post. I just had to look it up. I am really intrigued and have to figure out how to get my hands on some to try.

    • I have found it available at the farmer’s market. It is sooo good! I have an article on how to grow it, check it out and thanks so much for stopping in and reading. 🙂

  2. katepickle says:

    Wow what an awesome haul!
    It’s the middle of winter here in Australia so I’m living vicariously through all of you in the northern hemisphere with your lovely summer gardens while I look at seed catalogs and make plans!

  3. Great work! We have been harvesting a steady supply of raspberries, blackberries and zucchini. Tomatoes should be any day now.

  4. Yavonna says:

    Great Job with those kids 🙂

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