I’m still alive and well (so is the garden…for the most part). The first few days of my non-posting could be blamed on me misplacing my camera (again) and wanting to wait until I found it so I could add pictures to the post. This last week I’ve been swamped with work. You know that saying When it rains is pours? Well, I’m experiencing a minor tsunami.
Here’s a quick update on what’s happening in the garden:
- The raspberries are down to two or three berries
- The tallest corn is only waist high but I saw a tassel on the plant today
- Pulled the bean plants…all12 of them
- The everbearing strawberries are beginning to fruit…a few of them anyway
- I’m seeing a few flowers on the strawberries that I thought were June bearers
- I see two habanero peppers developing
- All but one of the broccoli plants are heading up
- I had a couple dozen little blueberries on the nice-sized plant I bought
- The bushmaster cucumber is loaded with cucumbers…too bad they’re two inches long
- I’m expecting to be able to harvest a yellow squash in the next few days
- We trimmed some of the lower branches of the trees, but the garden is still shaded more than I’d like
- The bugs have almost completely defoliated the potatoes…I saw two of the culprits today and quickly dispatched them.
- The bell peppers are perking up, finally beginning to show some flowers.
All right. That’s enough playing hookey from work. I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody’s gardens once this storm is over.