Sunday, July 6, 2008

Oh, How Does Our Garden Grow!

The Garden plot waiting to be planted in May
Remember our 1 million dollar garden plot? After renting and borrowing 3 rototillers, hooking up a drip line, recruiting grandpa for fence building, AND FINALLY planting it...here it is in July!
Garden plot in July

The status is: We got about 10 pods before the peas burned up *the temp. has been averaging in the 100's. Our zucchini and squash have provided some great meals for us and our neighbors--we are awaiting the next batch to arrive. The sunflowers and pumpkins are growing away. Our red bell peppers have not changed much since the time we planted them. Our tomato plants grew huge and produced flowers, but no tomatoes. Now some of them are starting to die. We did get some cherry tomatoes and have eaten them. I LOVE gardens, but hardly can take credit this year--it has been a large part of Dan's manual labor. It has been fun eating, and learning for next time!

6 comments:

Fringers said...

I can't wait to have our own garden! Looks like your million dollar garden is growing!

Aaron & Jayme said...

Wow your garden is doing great!!

Emily said...

I want a garden so bad. We have been trying to get our yard finished, but then we are putting our house up for sale and heading out of here at some point. Perhaps another time we can have a garden. Your's looks like its doing great.

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Oh, I SO need to get garden advice from you then--good job! We had plans to do one this year, but have put it off until the fall. We have 2 of those same 'fake owls' that you have. They haven't kept the birds from leaving their markings over here--do they stay away from your veggies?

Tina (Hickman) Ottley said...

I really don't know a thing about gardening...so I am impressed. I kill everything. It's amazing I can keep a dog and a child alive!

Dawn said...

congrats on all your hard work to get a garden to grow! I am so impressed! We loved the zucchini you brought us! Dan must not have inherited his mother's black thumb! Good luck!