Jul 30, 2009

What I have learned

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

-Gertrude Jekyll

Jul 21, 2009

Tassle tops

We planted "candy mountain" an early variety of corn this year. The stalks will only reach about 6 ft. tall and yet they have amazed be by tassling out before the end of July. I am already drooling and dreaming of fresh corn even though there are no signs of any ears just yet. We will be waiting patiently;-)

Jul 20, 2009

Sweet Carotts

We had a fabulous weekend up at priest lake....We enjoyed swimming,boating, campfire hot dogs and sand between our toes for the entire weekend. With scorching temps I thought the garden would be a goner while we played the weekend away, but when we got home we noticed that everything held in there faithfully like champs. I immediately got to work and watered all my green babies. Filled the hummingbird feeders;-)and called it a day.

This morning I awoke to the magic of the sun dancing across my beautiful, peaceful garden. It was time to sneak a few sweet carrots and pick the Chinese pea pods that dangled in the morning breeze... Life is good!

Jul 7, 2009

It's a jungle out there...

Everything is growing in quite nicely and the garden is looking incredible!

Knee high by the 4th of July

Our corn is growing like madness and is actually taller than our knees...I sure hope we get plenty of ears as the corn is planted in a new garden bed. The weed block fabric is helping keep those nasty weeds at bay. What a pain to cut little X's in the fabric for each corn kernel at planting time....It is definitely paying off in the long run!

Tons of green tomatoes dripping with sweet summer rain

I am loving the organic Fish fertilizer from Neptunes Harvest..The garden gets fed every other Monday along with side dressings of our own compost.

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