seem possible, but that is where we are.
I hope that you are enjoying reading the garden tours as much as I am
enjoying writing about them!
house. The kale continues to grow
prolifically. Honestly, it has spread
and taken over most of my “greens” bed.
It choked out my swiss chard, and while I did plant some lettuce, I can’t
seem to find it in the mess of kale. It
may be that it has been too hot for the lettuce to grow recently, or it could
be that the kale has taken it over.
year. I know that I planted plenty of green
bean plants to have plenty of green beans for preserving, but last week
something went and ate the tops off all of my green bean plants. I thought perhaps it was slugs, but I can’t
imagine that slugs would do that much damage overnight. I think it is possible a squirrel got in
there, or something. I have no
idea. I am still getting a lot of green
beans every day, but it is usually just enough for steamed green beans with
dinner, and some for the kids to eat raw as a snack.
for so long, the fact that this one is almost ready to pick is making me very
excited. I am still getting tons of
cherry tomatoes, but this is the first big tomato of the year.
to grow over the fence. It is always
funny to me to see how there are these spurts of growth. And while I think it is nice that the pumpkin
plant wants to grow more pumpkins, there is not nearly enough time for these
little pumpkins to grow. I’m not sure if
I am supposed to pick them off, or let them do their thing.
control on the pumpkins. What I don’t
know is whether or not it will have any effect on the actual pumpkins
themselves. I can’t seem to find out
whether I should pick the pumpkins even though they aren’t finished ripening,
or if I should just leave them and hope for the best? Does anyone have any gardening experience at
all? I have all of these books, and I
have asked the all powerful google, but I can’t seem to find an answer!
potatoes. I am happy to report that
there are actually potatoes growing under the soil, which is good, however,
there are not a ton of potatoes growing.
Or maybe I didn’t dig down far enough.
I picked the smallest, saddest looking potato plant, dug it up, and
found a couple of small red potatoes – yay!
Potatoes! Not enough to actually
feed anyone, but perfect addition to some scrambled eggs for breakfast. It gives me hope that there are lots of potatoes
growing under the ground…maybe.
the garden, which is always a good thing.
And the kids have had plenty of opportunities to pick and eat as many
raw vegetables as they would like – my kids are not big on cooked veggies, but
raw from the garden they can’t get enough of.
veggies out of the garden, or do you like to cook them first?