Harvest and Hot Mess

I ran out to the garden to do a quick harvest. What I found was while I’ve been busy running the garden was busy growing into a hot mess. 3 hours of puttering later the plants are somewhat tamed, two trellis’ have multiple plant baby action and I finally a basket from harvesting.



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It’s hot. I wish this was much bigger.

The Garden so far: Early Summer

Hello Lovies!  Here are some pics of our garden so far this year.  I’ll get more specific about varieties, if I haven’t already I honestly cannot remember, in a later post.  Right now some crazy person decided she was going to write 10 posts in 10 days while working a full time job and picking back up  training for running.  I’m actually at the point where I almost have everything I want in the garden foundation wise. Shhh don’t tell Babu or he will start relaxing and I just cannot have that.

Spring continues in the Garden

I finally got it together enough to get some shots of the  garden this Spring. It has been the best spring ever, I forgot how much I love spring because it seems we never actually get one.   This year has been at lest 2 springs at once.  The Peppers and Tomatoes I ordered from Gurney’s are on their way and I’ll get them in this weekend.  We are going to buy Tomatillos from the  Chilewoman.com and make the trip to Bloomington, IN to pick them up over Memorial Day weekend.   For those of you local I have  divided Siberian Iris  and some leftover onion starts that may or may not be viable so you can just have them.  Today I hope to get Sunflower and Zinnia seeds in while I am supposed to be nursing my foot, shhh, don’t tell Babu.

Garden in Spring 2012

Spring came early this year, it started on the 13th with some buds, annuals that didn’t ever die, and perennials pushing up, then it exploded. For the record I’m still holding my breath for the ice storm. Meanwhile Enjoy something that isn’t trash!

Indian Summer in the garden or why we still have peppers growing

I took a good look at the garden last Thursday and took some pics.  I am pleased that we have been blessed with almost 2 weeks of good warm weather which has allowed my late tomatoes and peppers to keep growing.   We have had two light frosts already, but neither of them made to the raised beds or the retaining wall.   I will have to pull off  the produce by next Saturday or Sunday  depending on temps and frost.  So I hope they grow like heck this week.  I also have a ton of clean-up and fall bed creating to do, some plant moving to plan and accomplish and a yard to get ready for the hood Halloween Decorating contest.  And I must have more mums and spring bulbs.   Now sure how I’m going to pull all of that off in the 50 hour work weeks I have going on right now.  But I’m betting you won’t be hearing from me as much.   But for now The Husband and the Destroyer are at the game and MiniMe is off exploring on her bike.   I am going to start the laundry and pick a project from the very long list of things I need and want to do. Meanwhile enjoy these pics of the garden in Indian Summer.

PS. Wasn’t the moon just awesome last night.  I was out enjoying in until around 4:30.  I good time was had by all.

Saturday in the garden

It was an amazing nice sunny fall day here on Saturday. So I did a little work outside and took some pics of the back gardens.  The grass could use a mow and some rain.

We got a whopping 4 little pumpkins this year before the vines did this sort of slow fungus filled death thing.

Peppers have started coming in, I hope I can keep them warm enough long enough.

Harvest one of tomatoes is over,  several batches of sauce were mad e, including one with so much garlic it is actually SPICY hot.   The 2nd harvest is brewing.  There were about 6 horn worms this year, four the wasps killed with their eggs so that was VERY nice.  One I let the kids keep as a”pet” (mwahahahah), and this little guy I’m going to let stay since it is late in the year anyway.

The Big headed sunflowers are dropping and filling with seeds

The red rose bush is got its fall bloom going on.

The blackberry lilies have gone to seed

two grasshoppers were enjoying the nice sunny weather.

If I remember I will get around to the front and sides for some pics tomorrow.