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Here are some pictures from this spring’s vegetable and herb crops.
It has been a long while since I posted anything here. Last summer’s massive heat wave here made any thing to do with gardening disastrous. Last summer’s stationary high set in on us, and we were dead center of it. Where we live, we in a river valley with the Boston Mountains to our north and the Ouachita Mountains to our south. The high press basically put us in the bottom of a pressure cooker. Out highs would be 5-15 degrees higher than towns 50 miles away from us in any direction. Basically, it was merciless and miserable, and our garden cooked on the plants.
In addition to that, I had to have another surgery on my leg which left me out of commission June and July so all the stuff I planned on doing about gardening and add it here. Now here I am a year later and still on crutches. So I am not sure if any of my gardening will happen again this year. At the very least, I want to build a couple of raised beds. We will see.
As for now, here are some pictures of this year’s Charley’s Vegetables and Herbs from March.
We are already shipping Herbs, Garden Vegetables, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers and Strawberries to garden centers near you. If you can’t find a garden center near you, we can ship direct to you through Becky’s Bloomers at www.buygardenvegetables.com.
Here are some pictures from the past week or so:
It’s been a while since the last post – so sorry!
Things here are very wet. I think this must be how folks in Seattle feel. It is not flooding; it just rains a little every day and stays gray and cloudy. Yuck!
What is left in the garden is thriving! I have three gourd vines that have taken over the whole back half of the garden completely. They grow so quickly that I have to trim them back in some places so I can pick tomatoes, but then they grow even more vigorously where they were trimmed! I think there are about 20 gourds out there so far and more coming on each day! Gourds anyone?
The tomatoes still have never ripened on the vine. I have been picking them when they first start to change from a darker to a lighter green, and letting them ripen on the window sill. This seems to be working but it just isn’t the same as seeing lovely red tomatoes on the vine. Oh well!
I have been harvesting herbs to dry for the winter and seeds to plant next spring. I have all sorts of sunflower seeds and zinnias. I have saved a few squash and will try to save some of the black cherry tomato seeds too. I have some moon and stars watermelon seeds and cantaloupe. Oh and I am pretty sure I will have plenty of gourd seeds to share too!
I planted some radishes and lettuce and will be planting turnips, beets, and cabbage as soon as I clear out the okra and melons. I want to see how these things do over the winter. I really want to plant garlic, too, if I can find some.
Well even though it is the end of season there is still plenty to do – keep at it and happy gardening!
Well. The garden is looking real good. It has been mostly cloudy since I planted everything, but someone forgot to tell the Bermuda grass. It is growing faster than everything else and I have to pull it everyday or it will takeover the entire garden. I have managed to get some cardboard and newspaper down with hay mulch on top, hopefully that will be a barrier to weeds and grass. I have little confidence in that against Bermuda grass. That stuff would grow through glass! I took pictures of everything I have planted including my flower filled planters, perennial and herb gardens.
Tonight we ate the first harvest of lettuce and herbs. It made a yummy salad and my girls sure enjoyed it, and so did Ben and I. I even took pictures of the salad. (It was pretty!)
If any of you have any tips on getting rid of Bermuda grass organically I would sure like to know. Yall take care and love your garden!