My Kitchen Garden

Today is Memorial day and I have spent my morning putting potted annuals on my deck. I found two 8 packs of impatiens for .50 each.

We will be grilling today and have invited my In-loves for dinner. It is always a joy to spend time with them. They don’t get to our house often since they are getting older and live an hour and fifteen minutes away.

This weekend we had beautiful weather that was great for gardening. I planted some garlic, lettuce, tomatoes and basil. Below are some pictures of what’s already growing.

These beans were grown from a bag of dry red kidney beans brought at my local grocer. I don’t know when they should be picked since they were sort of an experiment. From what I’ve read they can be picked while small and eaten the same way as snap beans or picked later and shelled.

If anyone has experience with growing beans I am open to advice. I am just so happy to see veggies growing.


Below is some parsley that I started outdoors. It is doing so much better than the parsley that I started indoors and transplanted outdoors. I can’t wait until it is full grown and ready for use.


I have a question for all of you veggie gardening experts. Based upon my pictures, would you say that it is time to pick these beans? If not, then how do I know when it is time?

What are your plans for Memorial Day?