Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

July 7, 2011

Garden Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 10:05 am
Tags: ,

I don’t know if anyone would be interested in a peek into my veggie garden since I first planted and I last showed it to you, but it seems to be doing well this year ***knocking on wood***.   No signs of the dread blight so far.  I’m thinking maybe the landscape fabric is helping?  Anyway, here’s a little slideshow of the progress so far:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

19 Comments »

  1. Looking good, Karen! (Your ‘weed’ is most likely St. John’s Wort…a really nice little, low-growing perennial that you should consider transplanting to a sunny spot in the front of a garden bed).

    Comment by milkayphoto — July 7, 2011 @ 10:29 am | Reply

    • What height are we talking for “low-growing”? Reason I ask is that little weed is actually about 2 feet tall – thought the flowers are tiny. Would you be able to provide the names of the hydrangea species in my previous post by any chance – since you are so good at that sort of thing! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — July 7, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

      • Okay, so it isn’t the low-growing hypericum but still in the hypericum family (some can be tall).

        Since hydrangea blossom color are affected by soil pH I wouldn’t even begin to venture a guess at the varieties of yours.

        Comment by milkayphoto — July 8, 2011 @ 10:48 am

      • Ok, thanks anyway! 🙂

        Comment by Karma — July 10, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  2. Your garden seems to be doing very well indeed. We’ve struggled with ours. Had a late hard frost the first week of June and then it turned hot and dry. Challenging! Enjoy your bounty!

    Comment by tedgriffith — July 7, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply

    • Thanks Ted. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

      Comment by Karma — July 7, 2011 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  3. Lookin’ good so far! 🙂

    Comment by thedailyclick — July 8, 2011 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

    • Yep, but I really can’t wait for those tomatoes!

      Comment by Karma — July 10, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

  4. Your vegie’s look great! If you’re all done weeding over there…well…you know…we have a few hundred weeds over here just waitin on you.

    Comment by Dawn — July 9, 2011 @ 11:22 am | Reply

    • Ah, but the weeding is never really done, is it? 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 10, 2011 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  5. We haven’t had blight yet either. When do you water? We switched to morning instead of evening and I thought maybe that had helped? I had heard it was a matter of being too moist. Maybe your fabric is helping keep some of the excess moisture from causing problems?

    Comment by plainmama — July 9, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I have also heard morning watering is better – it gives the plants’ time to dry out during the day, so less chance for blight-friendly conditions to develop. I am also trying to remember to do my watering in the morning. I am wondering if that fabric could be helping to keep the plants warmer and drier, so hopefully healthier.

      Comment by Karma — July 10, 2011 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  6. Your garden is so ahead of ours! (I have never heard anyone call tomatoes “maters” before. lol…)

    Comment by Kathy — July 10, 2011 @ 7:25 am | Reply

    • This seems early to me to be picking so much squash already, but I honestly don’t remember year-to-year. I’m just happy it all seems healthy so far.
      Are you pulling my leg about the “maters”? I guess I got it from the movie “Cars” – a truly funny kids’ movie. The tow truck’s name is “Mater” – he explains it as, “You know, as in TOE-mater?”

      Comment by Karma — July 10, 2011 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

      • You learn something new every day!

        Comment by Kathy — July 10, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

  7. Wow! Your garden is WAY ahead of mine. No sign of tomatoes here yet. But the cucumbers are starting to come in.

    Comment by Robin — July 11, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

    • Interesting – my cucumbers are still tiny little things. I saw one cuke yesterday that looked like it might be ready to pick in a coupld days.

      Comment by Karma — July 12, 2011 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  8. My veggie garden is doing pretty well too. We’ve had zukes, cukes and yellow squash.

    Comment by Becky Sue — July 17, 2011 @ 9:05 am | Reply

    • Finally got a cucumber the other day! I have to remember to go out and look around after being away for the weekend.

      Comment by Karma — July 17, 2011 @ 5:35 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Say hello! Tell me your thoughts! I'd love to read them!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: