Posts Tagged ‘heirloom’

Lacey’s Garden – Heirloom Tomatoes, Beans and Gourds

Well. It has been sweltering couple of weeks here!  No rain to be had in Claremore anyway.  We have had thunder storms all around but none that come over us.  The garden is still looking good, but it sure has not produced very much.  I do not know why…maybe I do.  Heirlooms do not produce as prolifically as hybrids; all of my plants are heirlooms.  They sure are tasty and I like to think that I am contributing to posterity, but they would not be very helpful in feeding the family.  All I can say…thank goodness for the Red White and Blue.  We live in a land of plenty and for that I am grateful. 

I have picked beans this week.  Some finally came up and took off.  I thought they had drowned in the flood.  I also have a lot of gourds coming on.  Those things grow really fast!!  The black cherry tomatoes have just taken off…they are about 6 feet tall and bushy all around.  I have a couple of other tomatoes that are about 6 ½ feet tall too!   The pictures show the garden from the back fence.  There is a whole other garden back there!!  I will be pulling up some of the vegetables and planting more lettuce and other fall crops like broccoli and cauliflower by the end of August.  Happy gardening to you.

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Lacey’s Garden – Dragon Heirloom Carrots

Hello to all!  The garden is looking real good.   I picked some carrots the other day.  They are a purple heirloom variety called Dragon.  I have few pictures to show you of me harvesting and cleaning them.  I have beautiful lush foliage and only a few fruits on just about everything.  There are lovely green tomatoes on every vine.  If they ever ripen we will have tomatoes out our ears!  I have a picture of the one watermelon ripening on the vine; it is getting bigger everyday.  Also some pictures of okra.  Enjoy the pictures and be sure to take the time to enjoy the beauty and bounty that God provides every day. 

the garden my little helper

me in the garden digging carrots

Dragon carrots cleaning carrots

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