Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Garden Update - July 10th

It's that time again! 
Just what I like to see - lots of green! The weather seems to have settled down. It's been hot and dry (but humid - makes no sense) for about 2 weeks straight. It's been keeping me busy with watering, but the plants are loving the sun! Everything is getting huge :)

We have about 5 cucumbers growing (I say about 5 because cucumber plants are hiding experts. We've gone out in years past to find 8-inch cucumbers that we had never noticed so I don't trust my count.):
 A bell pepper:
 Cherry tomatoes! Our harvest total stands at 1. But I know I'll be throwing my hands up in August when we have tons: 
I had my first pest visit of the year - a slug, bleh! - hopefully you'll forgive me for not taking his picture! I'll gladly transport spiders, fireflies, millipedes - but slugs gross me out. I've heard the shells from salted pistachios ward them off so we sprinkled them around and crossed our fingers.
The zinnias are blooming! I love that they're all different colors :)
The tomato plant isn't looking too good . . poor thing. I don't know what's wrong, but it seems to be slowly turning brown. I've tried moving it into the sun, the shade, more water, less water - ugh. Any ideas?
I haven't mentioned this before, but Black-Eyed Susans are one of my favorite plants. We have four by the front door. They start blooming around the 4th of July and don't stop until late September. :) They're right on schedule this year:
How's your garden?

8 comments:

  1. Raised bed gardening is so handy and ideal for a limited space. You'll soon have a nice harvest!

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    1. Our soil is terrible, so a raised bed seemed like our best bet when we first moved here. It's worked out nicely so far.

      Thank you - I'm hoping for a good harvest :)

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  2. Looks like lots of yummy food is on the way!

    By the way, I looked at your slug and immediately gave him the evil-eye. Hopefully he gets the message.

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    1. haha, thank you! That should take care of him!

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  3. Beautiful. Black eyed Susans are my Mom's favorite flower. Your garden looks very happy and green.

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    1. Thank you! Your mom has good taste ;)

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  4. Your garden is lovely! There is nothing better than getting your hands dirty and make some vegetables grow.

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