Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Six months of gardening

It's hard to believe that it has been more than six months since our garden spot was tilled into fluffy powder. L began planning early in the year. Late March, during a warm dry spell the deed was done. Plants and seeds went into the soil in short order only to be frozen soon after in an unusually late freeze.

New tomato and pepper plants replaced the dead ones that stuck out of the ground like black frost bitten fingers. Beds of lettuce, kale, corn, and carrots were replanted as well as hills of Zucchini, Cucumber, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon.

L, with the help of C spent tireless hours keeping the weeds under control and watering the fledgling plants.

By early July, the garden was flourishing due to their TLC and we had more than our share of Zucchini and Cucumbers.


Later July brought Tomatoes (Early Girl, Beef Steak, Rutgers, Roma), Swiss Chard, Cayenne Peppers, and the first Okra.

Early lettuce gave way to bell peppers, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

Flowers in the collage above; left to right, top to bottom are:
  • Sunflower with Honey Bees
  • Cosmos
  • Okra
  • Gladiolus
  • Zucchini
  • Gladiolus
  • Morning Glory
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia with Gulf Fritillary
Additional photos can be found at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/swj4818/SixMonthsOfGardening?authkey=Y91QhqyHDZE

Thanks L for making this year's garden a great success!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

Thanks for the kind comments. We really enjoyed the gardening and will definitely do it again next spring.

Maggie said...

We're WAITING........for the next blog.......

Paul said...

Makes me want to get a bigger piece of land so I can grow my own. What are you going to do next year?

Maggie said...

You've been tagged. Read my blog for details!