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August Garden Updates

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The Good:

  • We have cherry tomatoes!
  • The cucumbers are coming in nicely, but have started to show signs of wilt/disease.
  • The squash is growing nicely.
  • The corn is growing nicely.
  • We’ve been able to harvest a few more beans (they’re fighters)

The Bad:

  • No peppers yet, but some blossoms have arrived.
  • I don’t predict a large harvest in September.

Note: I added a harvest tally to the sidebar –>

 

 

July Garden Updates

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The Good:

  • The garlic has been harvested and is curing.  It’s a respectable haul for my first year.
  • We harvested the first tomato – delicious! but nothing else has ripened.
  • We’ve eaten 2 flavorful cucumbers and 2 have been harvested and are waiting for friends.
  • I’ve harvested some basil, thyme, chives, and mint.
  • The corn has tassels!
  • The bean plants are recovering from the rabbit attack but may not ever recover fully.
  • Some winter squash has taken (after I took the initiative to pollinate).

The Bad:

  • The zucchini and summer squash will probably not produce this year – the plants are almost the same size they were when I transplanted in May 😦
  • My peppers are hit or miss – some are thriving, others are being eaten.

Note: I added a harvest tally to the sidebar –>

June Garden Updates

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The Good:

  • The garlic is doing great!  It’s almost shoulder high with beautiful scapes.
  • I have tall tomato plants and one huge green tomato on which I cannot wait to see some color.
  • The cucumbers have survived the dogs’ rearranging session and are starting to climb up the trellises.
  • Carrots, radishes, and beets are coming along nicely.
  • Our strawberry plants are establishing runners.

The Bad:

  • The corn is calf high, about 6 inches shorter than everyone else’s crop 😦
  • While I spent the weekend in Connecticut someone came through and ate the leaves off of all of my green and purple bean plants 😦
  • The squash is coming along but is moving much slower than I remembered.
  • My peppers are hit or miss – some are thriving, others are being eaten.
  • I never put my broccoli, cauliflower, or cabbage in the ground; I’ll try again for the fall.
  • Weeds and Violets have taken over the beds by the garage.
  • The dogs LOVE to climb into the beds and dig around in the loose soil.

Note: I added a harvest tally to the sidebar –>

Garden Updates & First Harvest!

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The side beds and a quarter of the u-shaped bed are done.  I have to finish the u-shaped bed, the garage bed, and decide if I’m going to start our pumpkin bed.  The heat, humidity, and low-energy from the pregnancy have been slowing me down.

Dash Sleepy

Dashel taking a break from the hot outdoors.

Gir never goes outside but he's feeling the heat and humidity in the house.

Gir never goes outside but he’s feeling the heat and humidity in the house.

Pea Progress

Pea Progress

Side Beds (2 of 4): Beans, Squash, Sweet Corn

Side Beds (2 of 4): Beans, Squash, Sweet Corn

Garlic Progress

Garlic Progress

Strawberries are in the ground.

Strawberries are in the ground.

First harvest of the season: 0.15 ounces of strawberries.  Very sweet!

First harvest of the season: 0.15 ounces of strawberries. Very sweet!