Cultivate Simple Podcast in iTunes Chiot's Run on Facebook Chiot's Run on Twitter Chiot's Run on Pinterest Chiot's Run on Flickr RSS Feed StumbleUpon

The 5×5 Jungle

August 1st, 2013

I don’t know about your garden, but mine is a jungle. The zucchini plants have taken over, you can hardly see the sides of the raised bed. I’m not quite sure how I ended up with 3, my plan only included 2. They started producing fruit a few weeks ago and we’ve been enjoying then sautéed for breakfast.
Jungle garden 1
Jungle garden 3
The beans are just ready to pick and they’re quite prolific. It’s amazing how many beans you get from a small patch! The scallions aren’t ready just yet, but the marigolds are blooming.
Jungle garden 2
Jungle garden 4
Jungle garden 5
All-in-all, I’m amazed at how much we’ve already eaten from this tiny garden and I haven’t picked a bean yet. I certainly hope all new gardeners are harvesting as much delicious food as I am.

What’s your favorite way to eat zucchini?

Reading & Watching

Shop through these links and I get a few cents each time. It's not much, but it allows me to buy a new cookbook or new gardening book every couple months. I appreciate your support!


This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.