deltamiss: (Gardening Miss)
I went out this morning to take a picture of the only ripe tomato on the vine. It was hidden behind a big leaf, and when I touched the tomato to move it for a clear shot, it fell right into my hand. Guess it was ready to be picked. :D As Daddy would say, I 'scrabbled' up two little potatoes and left them for the kids to see.

The garden still disappoints me. Nothing is growing well even though the tomato vines are loaded with teeny tiny tomatoes. I'm not convinced that square foot gardening is all that great. Next year will be different. I'm not sure how yet, but it will be different.

At least the herbs are flourishing. The basil is still growing despite the slugs, and the dill is shooting up. 'Genevieve,' the flat leaf parsley has finally taken root, and the thyme is apreading like crazy. Maybe I should be growing the vegetables in pots. :/

The Gardens... )

Sunshine!

Jun. 19th, 2009 09:08 am
deltamiss: (Gardening Miss)
It means today will be HOT, but at least the sun is shining for the first time in days and days. YAY!



The grass needs mowing. Jeff found a guy just starting out in the yard care/handyman business who will begin next week taking care of the yard. Mowing is just too much for me, and Jeff has no time. The neighbors will be glad, I'm sure. ;)

The vegetable garden has been sort of a disappointment. The okra hasn't done anything much yet; the squash has bloomed, but the blooms keep falling off; the tomatoes vines are huge, but with few tomatoes and they are small. I'm thinking the box isn't deep enough or there's not enough sun on it. And now I've found stink bugs and slug trails. Great.





My housecleaning is coming along. It's been a challenge, to say the least. It's obvious that my true calling in life was to be a queen and tell other people what to do. Part of the problem, too, is reading. Now that there is time, that's all I want to do.



Oh, well. Let me take two empty glasses to the kitchen to wash and get the third pair of shoes out of the living room. *sigh*

Yay!

Jun. 3rd, 2009 07:01 pm
deltamiss: (Gardening Miss)
We have our first yellow pear tomato! :D

deltamiss: (Gardening Miss)
We planted the radishes too late to make, but the kids loved watching them break ground and grow. Now one is blooming. I suppose if we can't enjoy the root, we can enjoy the flowers. I think they are sweet.






The yellow squash is still tiny but loaded with blooms. Hard to believe.



Seven more days to the end of the school year. *sigh*

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