Garden Tour - Week 7

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Well look at that, here we are already in week 7…and I haven’t done a garden tour since week 2.  We have been so busy enjoying the summer that I haven’t had as much of a chance to get to writing.  So we will do a mid-July post and see where the rest of the summer takes us!


The garden is doing quite well, being in Maine, and because I tend to plant warmer weather plants, we don’t have a whole lot of picking going on.  There is the lettuce and the radishes, and there is some kale as well.  Whatever kind of bug that had been eating all the leaves of the kale seems to have finally had their fill, and is now letting the new leaves be.  I will be able to have some green smoothies from the garden soon!  Thankfully the kale will continue to produce well into the fall.



My tomatoes are doing really well, and I am happy about that considering tomatoes are my most favorite fruit/vegetable to grow in the garden.  There is nothing like a garden fresh tomato – yum!  There are a lot of little green cherry tomatoes, and some of my Romas are starting to get big as well.



Unfortunately my peppers are doing horrible and will not produce anything this year.  I always plant some in my garden beds, but they never actually grow.  Yet I continue to do it year after year, always hoping something will change!



Typically I have my pots to make up the difference of what is not producing in the garden, unfortunately this year I never got to plant my pots, so no peppers from our garden this year.  Thankfully I can buy them in bulk from a farm close by, and throw themin the freezer for the winter.



My cucumber plants are growing well, despite the little cucumber beetles that inevitably show up every year.  I need to get some diatomaceous earth to spread around the plants to help combat them.  Also, good ol’ bug squishing is in order, and since these are pretty tiny, I no longer am grossed out about it – squash bugs are another thing entirely…too big to even touch, yuck!



My beets also seem to be growing well.  Lettuce is still coming in too – it is nice to be able to get outside and pick my lunch from the garden!  It always amazes me how much we actually do get from this little garden of mine, even after all the bugs and other pests come to take their share first. 

What vegetables are you seeing in your garden or Farmers’ Market these days?

11 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading updates about your garden. I guess that's because you serve as an inspiration to me because no matter how I want to try and do this; I know I won't be able to keep them alive!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  2. Your garden is coming together really well! It's a reminder that I should get a garden together too!

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  3. Wow, you've got lots of wonderful things popping up in your pretty little garden. I've been so busy this year we barely planted anything --- misty, frostedevents

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  4. Your garden looks so awesome. Sucks though that your peppers aren't taking. I've gotten some basil growing but so far everything else has been a fail.

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  5. Wow there's lots of things growing in there now, it's a shame that the peppers aren't taking though x

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  6. I love gardening but I didn't plant anything this year since I was too pregnant. Your cucumbers look good, good luck with the bugs!

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  7. Your garden looks like it is thriving. I do not have a super green thumb so I don't really garden much.

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  8. I wish i had a garden at my place - it must be so nice eating straight from what you planted, knowing that it is all organic and healthy!

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  9. Loving these gardening updates. Glad some of the bugs have given up and what a shame about the peppers but at least you have a plan b for winter x

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  10. Your garden is looking great! Don't worry about your peppers, they are coming along. We didn't do anything in the garden this year but as my daughters get older and want to help, I hope we have fresh veggies!

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  11. I need your greed thumb. The only thing I don't kill are succulents.

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