Thursday, July 7, 2016

Gardening in July

The days are passing so fast, and there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day! 
Our garden got so out of control, and the weeds were taking over, so last weekend, we spent 7 hours working on cleaning it up, and regaining control. So, with both of us, that was 14 hours of work spent! Yikes!

But, it was all worth it when we can see our vegetables healthy and growing.

 Even the squash and pumpkins are thriving.

All the pepper plants that were hit with the freeze in May ended up surviving and are beginning to produce peppers! 
Same with the tomatoes!

 Sweet corn is coming right along!

Just for fun, we are trying to grow watermelon this year. Not sure why, because neither of us care to eat it. But, we just like to see what we can grow.  Can you see the tiny watermelon starting to grow?

And, our lovely Queen of the Farm, keeping an ever watchful eye.

I took all of these photo's last Sunday. Since then, our weather has been a bit unstable. We had horrible storms Tuesday night. A small F0 tornado did some damage less then 2 miles away. The only damage we had was branches down. But, the plants did take a beating. Another storm went through early today, and I just haven't had the desire to see how the garden handled that storm. So until tomorrow, I am just going to remember my pretty little garden!


  1. Your garden is doing really well, Kris. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with all the produce.

  2. Looks good, Kris!!! Added photos of my little garden, too, (in the Peachy Iced Tea Cocktail post), that I'm a proud mama of! ;) Mine's just a deck garden but my tomato plants are over 7 feet tall now. Not too shabby! LOVE to garden, too!! Hope yours is still doing well!! ~Kelly

    ****Can you please delete mine above, it has my email on it. Thanks!!!

  3. I hope it all fared the storm ok. Everything is looking great! Our little garden is coming along nicely too. I just picked a ton of blackberries, the robins finally decided to share!

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  5. We've had several heavy wind storms go through our area too. Thankfully we are tucked in right next to a large hill, which seems to spare us from a lot of the wind damage the rest of our county sees. Still, I've had to prop up my dill because the wind keeps toppling it. Grrr. I'm glad to see your tomatoes and peppers made it, yahoo! I love that you guys are growing watermelon, how cool! I'll probably delve into growing melons at some point, maybe when I get the hang of growing cucumbers, zucchini, and pumpkin :-)

    Have a great weekend Kris!

  6. our tomatoes are WAY out of control, and we're not quite sure how to tame them...or if we even can! i hope the baby watermelon grows up soon. :)

  7. I love seeing the Queen and HER farm ;)! Looks like you did a great job of cleaning it up nicely! Glad the tornado didn't do damage, it all looks like it's thriving!

  8. Hi,
    I hear ya! At times the gardening downs can really get us down! We have deer at the community garden really bad!! Marv's garden has been eaten by deer, they ate his lettuce, beans and beets!!
    They knocked down a lot of our corn.

    Atticus LOVES watermelon, you can send some our way. ;-)

  9. It is great to see your vegetables healthy and doing so well and to know that the queen is keeping an eye.

  10. I love your garden, Kris! I'd be happy to come over and work in it anytime! Everything is looking good! And if your watermelons thrive, I'll be happy to take them off your hands! (And your dog...she's so sweet!!!)

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