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Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Summer! (lots of pics)

Things have been super busy around here, been getting a fresh layer of compost on the beds, checking for pests (thankfully none yet), and waiting. Lots of waiting and I must say I am quite impatient!! But, there are quite a few things growing despite the record high heat we have had.  I think we skipped spring all together and went straight into summer!

cluster of heirloom yellow cherry tomatoes ( I don't remember the variety)

1 of my 3 surviving Rutgers

Black Prince

L to R: zucchini, crookneck squash, front: banana peppers

the largest zucchini (3-4in)

back on trellis: ambrosia melon, front on tripod: bush cucumbers

cucumber. I have a few this size (3-4in)

my poor apple tree. We thought she was dead after receiving storm and kid damage, 
but she's a fighter!

We also have blueberries, strawberries, grapevine, honeydew, white beans, wax beans, corn, and tons of herbs, but nothing exciting is happening on them.  How are things in your garden growing?


  1. The radishes are plucked, the carrots are rooted, the naturtium is being nibbled, the peas are getting big and full, beans are starting to flower, tomatos are full of blooms, cukes are starting to blossom, melons are slowly coming along, herbs are herby and the chickens are a'layin'! :)


  2. Thats great! I need to get more hens, we got rid of our last one to a friend that was looking for an older hen. I found some silkie chicks (about 3 weeks old) for $3 a piece, hoping I can talk the hubby into letting me get them. What breed(s) do you have?