Monday, July 27, 2015

A few garden pictures

Still no major garden update.  Oops.   My garden has been disappointing this year.  The weeds and the lawn are growing like crazy.  I have a lawn that takes at least eight hours to mow and I usually mow it is sections and it takes a couple of days, sometimes three.  Lately, it seems to be loving the heat and it is needing mowing twice a week. By the time I get the last section done the first is needing mowing again.

I haven't been noticing any new deer damage, but maybe it is hidden by the weeds.  I do have some more baby veggie pictures.  I know that there are some folks getting lots of full size produce.  My garden is not that far along yet.

A couple weeks ago I noticed some of my green unripe plums were on the ground below the tree.  I did a bit of reading about plum fruit dropping and there was lots of discussion about stressed trees dropping their fruit.  My tree is a young tree and last year it got its first fruits, but just a couple and they didn't get any size to them and were gone before they got ripe.  I assumed a bird ate them but maybe they dropped as well.  I was excited to see one of my plums appears to be ripening as it is red and getting softer.  The rest remain rock-hard and green.

The edamame is starting to come.

And some eggplant.

The kohlrabi is getting some size to them.

The sage and rosemary that we are growing for the party next summer are doing well also.

These are all things that are growing closer to the house and our three big dogs--the herbs are next to the house and the edamame, kohlrabi and eggplant are behind fencing.  So, so far they have not been nibbled on.  I have been looking for fencing ideas and pinned everything that I have seen so far.

Our weather has been hot and humid, miserable to be outside.  We have not had much for rain so I have been doing a lot of watering.   Rain is predicted again tonight.  I hope that it comes.  Mother Nature is much more proficient with watering than me, she gets it all done at once.  I have a water timer that works great for the big garden where it is set up but there is still a bunch of hand watering and moving the sprinklers for the rest.  I guess it is job security.   


  1. Our summer has been hot and humid too. It's pretty to look at, the sun shining brightly, but it's really too hot to go outside...and it's really not the heat, it's that humidity that's been so bad. You just can't breathe. My garden is thirsty all the time and we have one tomato. One. And it's been green for weeks. I would be a terrible farmer! ;)

    Thank you for your lovely words on my site today. They made me smile. :)

  2. I have heard other people are having similar troubles with their tomatoes and mine are not doing great either. The poor garden gets too little attention while I am spending time mowing.

    You are welcome. I thought your post was very heartfelt and touching. I will be thinking about your mom and your family and praying for you.

  3. Your herbs look very nice, as do your vegetables. Nice to have fruit trees and vegetables. I need to read your posts in a more timely manner.

    1. Thanks Bobbie. I need to get going on some new posts. :)