Friday, July 16, 2010

Our Garden in July

When we drove down to pick up the baby, I was worried about how the drought would affect the garden. Well, it didn't...I came home to this jungle. It was pretty awesome.
(BTW if there's a big weird white box around the pics, I didn't do that. Idk what's up with Blogger but uploading pics is taking forever, so I had to do it through Picassa and the white boxes won't go away.)
The best part was finally finding out what I planted since I forgot to label the new batches of seedlings and it was all going to a surprise until stuff grew. I wouldn't recommend this method, but I got lucky that it all worked out.
Bell peppers. Great, but they seem to be getting brown splotches...
One summer squash and one zucchini.
I thought these two were cucumbers. Apparently, I know nothing.
I thought this was a zucchini but it turned out to be a acorn squash.
I have three pole bean plants, but two big ones have no beans and are being surrounded by spaghetti squash vines, while this little one won't stop growing beans.
Can you spot the two bean plants amidst the squash?
There's quite a few spaghetti squash but I noticed some squash bugs in there today. I should probably do something about that...
And man do we have tomatoes. Lots and lots of tomatoes. I don't know what kinds, but I guess we'll find out. So far the only red ones are the cherries.
It was so sad the beginning of the season when everything was so small. But now that it's all lush and full, I'm so loving it.


  1. Loving your garden. I hope to put a small one in next year. Do you have any pointers?

  2. Grow what you love, not the things that you think you should grow. If you don't like eating beets don't grow them! (I do that and I don't know why). Try to focus on the stuff you eat the most. And don't get too complicated the first year or you'll get discouraged. And don't make a huge investment in raised beds or compost bins until you're sure you want to be a full-fledged gardener. Good luck!


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