July 16, 2009
36 days post planting.
I got two crook neck squash from the garden before the bugs took over. Sadly the plant never really got established very well as the stem got bent over and dried out. Next year I will skip the yellow squash as it is not a family favorite
These were the only two yellow squash I got out of my garden this year. Boo Hoo, not really!!!
August 1, 2009
I have now given up count how many days it is post planting…it is just too hot!
The summer heat, plus a weeks neglects while I was at campmeeting took there toll, and there were some nasty little bugs that set up house on my squash and zucchini.
It’s looking a bit brown and kind of puny!!!!
July 12, 2009
The squash and zucchini started to come in but the progress was very slow! My inexperience was showing and I was thankful that my family was not depending on the less than stellar bounty of my little garden.
My lone zucchini, the only one to survive!
July 24, 2009
A bountiful mornings harvest to be sure but the news is not all good…
I’m not sure I know why this happen???
Greg came to the rescue and explained to me why this happen. Un-even watering and possible insect damage, who know… well Greg did!
Bye, bye cucumbers!
August 8, 2009
I pulled the remaining green bean plants out as they had stopped producing. If memory serves the way you are supposed to plant green beans is to stagger the rows. Plant a row then wait a week and then plant another row. However since I had only room for one row…the regrets of having a small garden bed. But the mess a beans I got were super good and totally worth the wait!
I pulled up the yellow squash as well as the zucchini. they had been attacked very severely but some kind of nasty bug and had stopped producing.
The cherry tomatoes are holding their own and I am hopeful that my regular tomatoes will make it as well a few lingering green peppers!
October 24, 2009,
It’s all over but the clearing away of the last remaining cherry tomatoes.
The more things change the more they stay the same. I am back where I started in March. My little raised veggie garden is ready to spend the winter resting and I am ready to get started next spring.
All in all my first foray back into the world of backyard gardening after such a long absence has brought me such joy. I have a few jars of pepper jelly left and enough homemade pickle relish (sorry no post or picture) to last me until the next millennium in my pantry. Seriously, I am not sure what I am going to do with 5 jars of pickle relish, 5 jars, I don't know about you but we maybe go through 1 jar a year maybe. But I digress.
I have had so much fun documenting my success and my failures and sharing them with you all.