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In the garden…

One of my goals for 2012 was to have a complete garden planted by May because it gets too hot here to plant anything after May. So far, we’ve done pretty good especially since I was so distracted this spring. We’ve already harvested a lot of yellow squash, zucchini and white patty pan squash. I’m trying really hard to offer the extra to people without being pushy…I don’t want people avoiding me.

Our blueberries are doing quite well. They are on the small side, I don’t know if it’s the variety or if I’m not watering them enough. We’re still going to try to start new plants from a friend’s bushes so we’ll be able to compare them next year.

This is a volunteer tomato plant that is growing right off our patio. By the time I discovered it, it already had tomatoes so I decided to leave it where it was.

These are the lemons on the lemon tree that came with the house. My other lemon tree isn’t doing so well. I’m hoping it survives.

Our tomatoes are starting to ripen. This is a variety called Cherokee Purple. We also planted Roma, Lemon Boy, Rutgers, Lemon Boy, Cherry, Yellow Pear and Yellow Cherry.

Benjamin standing by the zucchini plants. He and Gabriel help me the most in the garden. Both of them enjoy harvesting and looking for vine borers which we’ve already had one round of.

Our pumpkins are starting to turn orange already. I really need to figure out when to plant these so that they are ready a little later in the summer. Last year we planted too late and the plants got burned up and the couple of pumpkins that did ripen got eaten by pill bugs. This year we’re putting plates under each pumpkin, I don’t care who makes fun of me. We are also already having trouble with powdery mildew.

All in all the garden’s doing well. There’s some things we forgot to plant, like spaghetti squash and melons, so we’ve gone ahead and planted some seeds.

If you garden tell us how your garden is doing. If you have pictures please leave a link in your comment.

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Monday 4th of June 2012

Thanks, Becky. We're loving the lemon tree. I can't wait for them to get ripe.

Becky Elmuccio

Sunday 3rd of June 2012

Your garden looks fantastic. I love that you have a lemon tree. We normally do pumpkins, but opted not to this year. I am definitely missing them this year! I am stopping by from Tuesday Greens. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

it looks good! hahahah about your squash etc, is that why people avoid me when they see me comin?hahahahahhaah enjoyed your blog!



Thursday 31st of May 2012

Thanks, Debbie. So far, no one is avoiding me but you never know!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Your garden is looking looking great. You are so far ahead of my garden. I am just getting started and you are over half way to harvest. I also always set my squash and pumpkins up on something ( plate or a wooden board). That way they never get soft on the bottom. Keep up the good work!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Thanks, Lexa. I put out our transplants in early March. So we've been going for a while. I'm going to try to keep the veggies going year round this year. We'll see what happens.

Cozy Little House

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

I need some blueberry plants. Don't know how well they'd do here. But I eat frozen blueberries on my cereal every morning. Brenda


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Blueberries don't nauturally grow here. I keep mine in a pot (a mollasses tote) and planted it just in peat and I mulch with pine needles and coffee grounds. If it gets too cold I can move them up near the house and cover them...but I think blueberries are pretty cold hardy.