Monday, July 15, 2013

garden progress

 

It is amazing to see the progress that is happening in the garden each week!  Emma and I are out checking every day to see what is growing, and what needs to be squished (mainly the cucumber beetles!).  There has been a lot of growth in this last week, or maybe everything was hiding and I hadn't seen it before, but I was happy to see it after being concerned that the bugs would be my downfall again this year.


I am happy to report that we have a lot of pie pumpkins and blue hubbard squash growing right now, as well as many little teeny baby green beans.  The zucchini is not as robust as I would like it though.  Everyone has always said to me "just grow one zucchini plant, that will be enough."  And for some reason I continue to listen to them, and it is never enough!




There are a ton of little green tomatoes on all of my tomato plants.  I can't wait to see those grow and grow, we are ready for fresh tomatoes!  Especially after we heard that the local business that we typically buy our tomatoes from was going to have to destroy its entire crop due to some sort of disease.  It just goes to show how fragile the food system really is.


A lot of my sweet peppers are growing, but the jalapenos seem to be only flowers at this point.  I would like the weather to be warm and sunny for the next week, I'm sure that would help the garden.  I'm kind of over the overcast, rainy, muggy weather we have been having.  If it is going to be humid, at least let it also be sunny!

Linking up at Clever Chicks and the Homestead Barn Hop

10 comments:

  1. Looks great and healthy! Yay for gardens! We are finding it quite rewarding this year! It's wonderful to
    Pick dinner :)

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  2. Looking great! Ours is dying off. This summer heat of 102+ everyday has been brutal plus we are on water restrictions. Yikes.

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  3. Looking good! I am soooo tired of this rain too. Some of my veggie plants are drowning. They are starting to rote since the ground is completely saturated. Oh well... one thing we can't control...
    From Lee @ ladyleeshome.com

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  4. Your garden looks so great! That's sad about the tomato disease.

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  5. Your garden is doing so well, I can't wait to see the pumpkins!

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  6. Wow looking good! Nothing better than making dinner with something you grew in your own garden :)

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  7. Your garden is looking great. Happy that your tomatoes are doing good and you'll soon have fresh tomatoes to eat. Hope you're having a great week!

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  8. thanks for stopping by earlier, your garden looks great

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  9. Wow, everything looks great. Amazing how something can just take out a crop so quickly...fragile for sure.

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  10. Your garden looks great - I'm hoping to grow hubbards next year.

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