Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Garden Tour - Week Two

I knew it would happen.  We were late getting our fence up.  We had to buy all new garden fencing this year, and the timing to get it up was not working for me.  I thought perhaps that I would have an extra week, but I knew that I had to get the fence up in that first week.  Unfortunately, that did not happen.


Because the fence did not get up early enough, the friendly neighborhood woodchuck visited my garden.  It ate my lettuce, it ate my kale, it ate all of my cabbage.





Such a sad time! 

Of course I know that a lot of this will come back.  I can buy some new seedlings to replace what will not, but it was kind of sad to see all that work destroyed in one morning. 


However, there are a lot of other things growing in the garden as well!  I think I may have planted too many green bean plants.  There are many of them, and I think that I am going to have a lot of green beans to process this year.  It is a good thing that my kids favorite frozen veggie is green beans, and that they love dilly beans as well. 


My zucchini and cucumbers seem to be doing well, although something ate many of the leaves from the plants.  I don’t know if woodchucks eat leaves off of those plants or not – I probably should google that.  I haven’t seen any stink bugs or cucumber beetles yet, so maybe all the radishes I planted are doing their job.  Or maybe I need to wait another couple weeks for them to appear.  I am going to stay positive though, and hope that I can overcome those pests this year!


My sugar pie pumpkin plant seems to be doing amazingly well.  I think that the kids are most excited about that.  Emma said “Mom, how lucky will we be if we can get one pumpkin for our Thanksgiving dinner!”  We have grown pie pumpkins before, and they have always done well here, but she was just so excited to think that we might get one (I have a feeling there will be several).

I do have one plant that is dying a very slow death, and I have no idea what happened.  I think there may be some issue with the soil, or maybe some type of pest that I can’t see. 


This is my absolute favorite type of squash – blue hubbard.  However, the leaves are all yellow, and I don’t know what happened.  I can’t figure out if it is because it hasn’t rained much, and it needs more rain, if the ground was too acidic for the plant.  No clue, any ideas more experienced gardeners?



The potatoes haven’t come up through the ground yet.  I don’t know how long that will take.  And this one garden bed continues to be the weediest garden bed ever.  I’m not sure why this specific one is prolific in weeds, but I am not doing very well at staying on top of it…which does not bode well for the rest of the season!


If you are wondering where the pictures of my veggies in pots are - well, I have yet to plant them.  Let's all hope that I get them planted soon!

How is your garden growing this year?  If you don’t garden, have you visited your local farmers’ market yet?

16 comments:

  1. I don't think there IS such a thing as too many green beans. But this is coming from a girl who could literally eat them every single day :)

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  2. We grow tomatoes, peppers and herbs. All are doing well but are needing extra watering. The marigolds I planted around the tomatoes look fantastic! My other garden flowers look stressed, probably due to this heat wave.

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  3. I have tried to have a garden a bunch of times, but essentially I am just offering an amazing salad buffet to the wildlife! haha... A fence (properly installed) is a must! :)
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  4. That is so frustrating about the woodchuck. Other than that, things look good!I wish I had a green thumb.

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  5. Lettuce is like the bane of my garden. Last year, my first year, I got little red bugs all over it. So this year I didn't plant any. It came back. Good luck with your's!

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  6. Your garden reminds me of the ones my parents use to plant. We would always have fresh veggies from our garden. I don't have a green thumb so don't plant anything. So sorry about that woodchuck, hopefully he won't return.

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  7. Love your garden. We planted tomatoes and squash this year. We have some large green tomatoes and of course we are going out of town all of next week when they will probably be ripe. Sigh...maybe a few will hang in there until the following week. :-)

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  8. I absolutely love to see what other people are growing in their gardens! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I have yet to fence off my garden so the puppies will stop trampling it, but once that is done I have some grand veggie plans! My potted herb garden is doing surprisingly well at the moment too, so that gives me hope for my future veggie garden. It will never look as grand as yours, but a girl can dream!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  10. I love this! I have such great memories of gardening with my dad when I was growing up. So fun to go out every morning and see what is happening.

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  11. You are doing SO much better than me! I don't have a green thumb at all. So if you'd like to send some green beans my way- feel free! lol

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  12. Your garden is looking good! Woodchucks are the worst…I had one tear up all of my tomatoes once. But wow, yours really ate a lot.

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  13. wow your garden is look good!! I cant wait until I get a house so I can plant some nice flowers and some other cute plants. For now Ill have to settle with have some at my apartment which is not so bad :-)

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  14. Your garden looks awesome. Ours looks a hot mess. We had a bad storm roll in here last night and did some damage.

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  15. Thanks for this fun tour of your garden! We have a few tomato plants, some cabbage, and strawberries that seem to be doing well so far.

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  16. This sis so cool! I'd love to make a windowsill garden and have a few different common herbs available for me and my family. Gardening seems so rewarding.

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