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Garden Update: August 6th

August 6, 2010

What a couple of weeks we’ve had!!  We’ve started eating some of the yummy vegetables from the garden and we’ve had a couple of storms come through and do some damage.  So, it’s time for an update:

Previous Updates:  June 19th, July 10th, and July 24th.

Watermelon: One cracked open and started leaking, so we cut it off.  We have one that is looking great, but they all seemed to have stop growing.  Not sure what’s going on there.

Cucumbers: We’ve been getting a few of these every couple of days and they’re getting eaten that day!

Tomatoes: Andrew’s gotten one cherry tomato…and he said it was delicious! 😉  The Roma tomatoes had their cages uprooted during the storm.  The roots were still in place, so we were able to set them back up (mostly) and they seem to be continuing to grow.

Sunflower: It has sprouted 2 new flower blooms.  (I have no idea what the technical name for those are.)  We didn’t know sunflowers would that. You can see one in this picture off to the right of the big bloom.  We’ll see how it recovers…it’s looking pretty sad and weather-beaten now.

Carrots: Still growing.  I forgot how long Andrew said they have left.  He’s planted some more that are just starting to pop up above the dirt.

Sugar Snap Peas: Oh my.  Yum.  We can’t keep the kids out of these.  They’ll stand in the garden and eat all of them if we let them.  We’ve managed to get a couple good batches to add to salad and they taste wonderful!

Spaghetti squash: One broke off and the others are all going great.  Can you see the 3 we have going now??

Green beans: We’ve gotten two small batches…enough for one meal each.  LOTS of them are getting eaten by bugs.  bleh

Basil: YUM.  I’m using some of this every chance I get.   I hope to plant MUCH more basil next year.

Corn: It took a beating during the storms we had.  At one point I looked out and it was laying pretty much even with the ground.  It’s perked back up though and after dealing with some aphid-farming ants, we’ve seen the first baby ears this week on the white corn.  We’re hoping to see something on the red soon.

The corn got HUGE in the last 7-10 days.  WOW.  It was barely up to Christopher’s shoulder 2 weeks ago.

We really are learning SO much this year.  I can’t wait to see our final results (and taste that squash!).  Definitely on a learning curve for next year…

If you’re growing a garden, we’d love to see pictures and show the kids different gardens.  Leave us a comment with your link and we’ll be sure to visit!

Happy Gardening!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010 10:16 pm


  2. August 6, 2010 10:32 pm

    Your veggies look great. They look like they weathered the storm well. I also had some wind damage come thru our garden area, corn lain over, but it’s up and getting better looking every day. Now I fear the heat will do damage to mine. I have had an abundance of tomatoes and green beans, zucchini and cucumbers, a few green peppers. You will have to stop by someday when you have time and browse my garden pictures from beginning to a couple weeks ago.

  3. Mamaw permalink
    August 7, 2010 10:24 am

    Garden looks very good. I love peas but could never eat them raw…Glad the kiddies like to eat them right out of the garden. Gardening is a learning process. Papaw said you all were doing great…..Keep up the good work…….

  4. August 7, 2010 9:22 pm

    Your garden looks great!
    The heat and storms have taken a toll on ours. Still getting a few tomatoes.
    Hoping it will cool off soon and things perk-up. 🙂

  5. August 10, 2010 3:37 pm

    So glad you came and found my blog today..I love yours…love gardening with my children also. We have a patio (upper deck really) garden due to our animal wildlife in our area. Nothing like pulling of a tomato and just eating it right then and there! Peace

  6. August 23, 2010 10:10 am

    Your garden is really great! I like your veggies especially the huge corn plant. I can’t wait for your next post seeing the produce corn of your plant.

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