Monday, August 1, 2016

A Garden Tour - Week Nine

Here we are, the first day of August, and week nine of my garden tours this summer.  I am really excited about this month because it is when the garden tends to explode with produce (I’m thinking of tomatoes here!). 


We are at a point in the summer when I am bringing in handfuls of cherry tomatoes and green beans.  I have picked a few little pickling cucumbers – which I cut up and put in my salad.  The zucchini seem to still be producing, which is a miracle in my world where growing zucchini is plagued by bugs.




The pepper plants that I planted in the garden aren’t really doing anything, which is a shame.  I expected it.  I have tried planting peppers several times in the garden beds, but I don’t think the soil gets hot enough for them to grow well.  There are a lot of little peppers growing on the plants in my pots though – and if you remember I planted those just about a month after I planted the ones in the garden.  So, I probably should remember this for next year, don’t bother planting peppers in the ground, just put them in the pots!


When I was walking around the gigantic sugar pie pumpkin patch (it is one plant FYI), I noticed that there is one oddly shaped pie pumpkin.  I have seen oblong pie pumpkins before, but that is not the type of plant that I planted.  Sugar Pie Pumpkins are the typical small classic pumpkin shape.  I’m not entirely sure if this plant was crossed with something else by accident, or if sometimes there is an odd shaped pumpkin that grows.  I’m looking forward to harvesting all of the pumpkins later in the summer.


I’m not really sure what is going on with my potatoes.  I expected that they would start flowering, but there haven’t been any flowers on the plants as of yet.  I am thinking of digging around to see if any potatoes are actually growing.  I’m slightly concerned because of the amount of clay in the soil, and the fact that I can’t actually see potatoes since they are all underground.  I guess the only option would be to try and dig some up to see what is going on.  I might wait another week and then try – I will let you know how it goes!






We are getting closer to the days of preserving the harvest.  I can’t wait to share with you what we are going to preserve for the year!  Exciting times ahead.


How does your garden grow?  Are you looking forward to a specific vegetable or fruit?

31 comments:

  1. Your garden looks great! Don't give up on your pepper plants yet sometimes I don't get them till the end of August first of September. For some reason though this year I have already had a bunch.

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  2. Love it! Your garden looks beautiful! I planted a few plants on my balcony this year (mixed herbs, lettuce, green beans, 2 pepper plants, and cherry tomatoes). The green pepper plant looks BEAUTIFUL but isn't producing anything whereas the other pepper plant is from my mom and looks scraggly but has been producing several mini peppers. My cherry tomatoes have done pretty well and there's a BUNCH of green ones and the green beans did pretty well but seem to be done. My lettuce looked great for a couple weeks and then I think it just got too hot. Thankfully my parents have a great garden and sent me home with a bunch of extra produce after visiting them! :)

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  3. wow your garden looks fabulous. My son tried growing a garden this year but everythign dies.

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  4. wow, you guys are doing really well. Great pumpkin haul hopefully for halloween.

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  5. You're pepper plants look like they are ready to go. Do you ever do Winter vegetables too?

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  6. It looks like it crossed with a zucchini! It will still be edible and maybe will make a cool looking jack o lantern!

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  7. I really love seeing your garden. All the vegetables..the green leaves...it's a little paradise I must say. Now, we have good weather I plan to plant some vegetables. Thanks for posting the progressing of your garden.

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  8. Your garden is so lovely! I love seeing it every week! The fresh vegetables looks so amazing!

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  9. Wow, this sounds like fun! I certainly wish I had a green thumb, but after years of trying to grow a small garden in the south, I've given up due to the harsh sun. You've def made me want to try again!

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  10. Your garden looks great. Ours is past its peak. Here in SC it is way to hot. We had an abundance of veggies the first week of July.

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  11. Shame about the pepper plants but I still think that your garden looks beautiful! Loving the photography style!

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  12. Looks healthy and great! We are loving our garden right now - tons of tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cukes and green beans! 2 big eggplant too, and that makes me 😀! Yours looks fantastic!

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  13. It's all starting to look delicious!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  14. Wow! Nothing but improvements from all over the garden. I look forward to this update often because your garden is simply delightful to look at!

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  15. Our peppers are doing much either. We are getting some cayennes but no bell peppers yet. We have gotten about a dozen tomatoes though.

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  16. I think every week I comment about your bugs! haha... Ick! I would squirm seeing those on my veggies in my gorgeous garden! Your garden looks so amazing... mine always dies. Boo.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  17. Your garden looks amazing! Sadly, I've had to remove one of my zucchini plants due to mold. Everything else seems to be thriving though!

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  18. Got a brown thumb here. I really am no good at gardening, nor do I have the discipline. Best I could do is a mini herb garden and growing some spring onions.

    | yvonnesowell.com |

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  19. I am so jealous....LOL.. This is looking absolutely gorgeous....

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  20. I can not believe that we are already on week nine of your journey with your garden this year. I have loved following it and it looks like all of your hard work has been paying off.

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  21. You have made so much progress since the last time I saw photos! Congratulations on all of your hard work. I'm looking forward to seeing the recipes you create this fall!

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  22. I love cherry tomatoes and green beans. They would be enough motivation for me to start my own garden here in New York City.

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  23. I am actually on a hunt to find zucchini blossoms so I can fry them up! Always look forward to your weekly garden update!

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  24. Everything looks so delicious and I'm quite inspired! I wish I had the space to garden like this but I live in a condo and there just isn't enough patio space...maybe someday!

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  25. I love your garden! Sadly, I couldn't find the time to work on my garden this year, but I'm hoping that will not be the case next year!

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  26. Your garden is looking great. So fresh and love all the green. Next year I won't make the same mistake of not planting a spring garden.

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  27. look at that garden! Sadly, I wasn't born with a green thumb, and I'm always killing everything that comes my way! Thank goodness for grocery stores, or I'd go hungry! LOL keep up the great work, it's not easy!

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  28. I have a tiny garden and the tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and herbs are doing great! But my yellow squash has not set one set fruit. :(
    gwingal

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  29. Awwww yay for your garden going good!!! I so wish I had a green thumb!

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  30. Planting your own produce sounds so fun, but a lot of work too. My mom's dream has always been to have a garden in the backyard to plant produce.

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  31. It looks like everything is coming along nicely! I saw your posts from previous times and the garden is looking great!

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