Friday, July 02, 2010

My , How the Garden Grows ..............................

and so do the weeds.

A storm rolled in Tuesday evening and the weather has been so nice since , so I've been busy in gardens. I pulled all the parsley and weeds out of the herb bed , then I weeded around the rocks.

The leaf lettuce has really grown and the " Tommy Toe Tomato " has bloomed.

Weeds , weeds and more weeds !

I pulled all the broccoli and cabbage plants out of this bed. The heat and worms won this battle , although the chickens and the compost bin will benefit from the leaves and stems. Now I can plant something else here , it'll probably be more squash and cucumbers.

Ms. Crew didn't fare so well in the storm , so I had to stand her back up , she's a little dirty. She's named after my 1st grade teacher , she was mean and pretty scary to me . I haven't seen any deer near the garden since she's been standing guard. Her basket has used soap bars in it to add scent.

I weeded the cucumbers , added mulch and the cages , they're full of blooms.

The zucchini squash and yellow squash are blooming ...............

and they've have really grown in the last week.

These are baby roma tomatoes , they've been weeded and dirt pulled up around them.

We have banana peppers ............

Cayenne peppers ......................

and " Sweet Wonder " bell peppers growing.
I've still got to weed all those peppers , the homestead tomatoes , greenbeans and the corn. I sure hope this weather hangs around for a few more days.

The chickens sure did enjoy all those weeds for brunch (LOL).

How does your garden grow ?

~ Garden Blessings ~


Peggy said...

We have been enjoying the nice weather too. I have tried to catch up on weeding and outdoor chores before that hot weather comes back this weekend. The 90's are suppose to be back after today. I dread it but at least each day brings me closer to fall and winter. LOL We had to pull up our broccoli and cabbage too. The worms really did a number on them along with the brussel sprouts.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Now if you could just get those chickens to weed the garden. LOL

Millie said...

Your garden looks wonderful. My garden has had to be pretty self-sufficient this year. Between starting the new farm and all the rainy weather, it's been almost impossible to spend time in the garden. I'm hoping the rain holds off long enough for me to get through them on Sunday.

AkasaWolfSong said...

I just love coming over here to see what projects you are working on. Ms. Crew is too cool, lol!

Have you ever tried sprinkling cayenne pepper on your plants to keep the worms and bugs from them? I've used that for years and it seems to work fairly well for me. I sprinkle the leaves very well and also the ground around the base of the doesn't hurt the plant at all.

I just came in from doing my watering with the rainwater I've been collecting. I will be picking beans at some point this weekend. One thing I did not plant this year was squash as I know too many people that do and can get some from them. Yours looks great!

I will be staying in the house now as it is supposed to be 90 in the shade today and tomorrow with rain moving in tomorrow. I think the Dog Days of Summer are upon us.

Have a Great 4th of July and give those chickens a scratch from me. I miss my days of having the old girls around!

Blessings and Love...

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Now I wonder how many people
grew up and named there mean
teachers after a scarecrow.
So funny.

Ms. Crew is rather nice as
a scarecrow with a basket
of soap slivers.

God Bless You and Yours!!!