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July 7, 2011

Garden Update

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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:

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  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

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