Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everything is coming up green

All this rain is such a blessing and it has been coming down in manageable amounts, yesterday we had about 1". I wish it could be spread throughout the summer but God knows best.

The tomatoes are doing great with such promise for the up coming harvest.

The volunteer eggplants and summer squash love where they sprouted. Wonder what they will look like since both are cross pollinated, what I mean is that the summer squash crossed with zucchini which last year produced squash that had the shape of a zucchini and the color of yellow squash, they tasted great! The eggplant was a cross between a black beauty and a white that produced a beautiful lavender and white striped fruit that tasted great and boy did it make a lot. Please be kind and ignore the weeds that are also loving this bountiful rain.

The first planting of carrots is coming along nicely
and the second planting is coming up.

The second time I planted I scattered a few radish seeds,
it's supposed to help aeriate the ground for the carrots when you harvest the radishes.
The stevia plants are loving this rain as are the parsley and chives.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Garden Update

Well it has been a while since posting so here are some updates:

The vegetables have been growing a lot since last posted.

The rains have been a blessing for all of us. Some things that really have grown are the mushrooms!! I don't know what kind these are but don't eat these please.

These are where fairies hide right?

A half moon fairy ring found in our front lawn. I don't know why there is one here but it is an interesting formation.

It's twins! There is a lovely pattern in the
center of these mushrooms.

The Muskadine Vines have grown and they
look like they will bear a lot this year.

Just look at those lovely little fruit clusters.

The bean patch has grown a lot. I've been trying to grow green beans for several years without much success. Last time I had a good stand of beans I put up almost 100 jars. Most years the beans die out when the hot weather gets here but that year they kept on producing through August.

I had my fill of canning beans and till
ed them under. To bad I didn't know it would be a while before I had a nice bean crop again.

Here is a nice stand of green beans.
My first try at growing butter beans.
They look so healthy.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cheery Flowers

This hardy Hydrangea Bloom survived
the killing freezes by growing very low
to the ground. Alas it may be the only
one I get to enjoy this year.

My Lovely Pinks made it through the cold
Winter to cheer me on with their showy
blooms and spicy scent.

Our garden

I want to keep a record of the gardens this year with progress and failures.

Tomatoes and their towers

green beans, butterbeans