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Thursday, August 23, 2012
How the Garden Goes
Peppers. Right now, the garden grows peppers..five gallon bucketfuls every two days. You may be asking who in their right mind grows that many peppers..I never said I was in my right mind..so, anyway. My evenings have been weeding and picking the peppers (and attempting to sneak a bagful into any and every passing vehicle). You've been warned!
Herbs are still healthy and thriving. Many have flowered bringing beautiful butterflies and busy bees to our happy little garden. Odd little fact: our herb garden is our 'front yard'..when the herbs and roses are in full growth our house front looks overgrown and somewhat neglected. Occasionally visitors have commented on our un-kept home front. How funny is that?
Tomatoes. Well, it's August..which means all out war with stink bugs, heat, water..like I said, it's August. Our Juliet cherry tomatoes and yellow pears are still producing, while the other plants may produce but rot before they ripen. We are cleaning the beds, pruning the plants, laying them down and mulching over them heavily. Some will die out..some will regrow. We'll see.
The rest of the plants have been yanked up and feed to the herd..along with the mass of weeds..and grasshoppers..and rotten tomatoes..;/ Our efforts right now are soil amending a.k.a. spreading the poo (stalls and coops are being cleaned!). Leaves are being cast for mulch..deep and heavy to keep weeds from popping up.
Our plan: corn, squash, beans in this weekend...if the rain permits..boy we need the rain!
Right now, however, I am trying to find a home for the peppers. If I can any more of them my shelves are going to collapse!
How is your garden going right now?