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.
Here is the video Lacey mentioned last week that I forgot to post. Be ye warned! The video is about 10 minutes long.
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These pictures are from our neighbor’s garden – Darrel, Matt and Colby. They grow these vegetables and take them to sell at the local farmer’s markets. If you live in the Fort Smith, AR area, you can get their veggies at the Alma, Van Buren, Fort Smith and Greenwood farmer’s markets.
They stage their corn plantings. These are the first and second. When I took these pics last week, the 3rd hadn’t sprouted yet.
Yellow straight neck and zucchini squash plants.
Their second and third crops of veggies grown from seeds.
Up next is a report on Charley’s corn, watermelons and purple hull peas.
Have you ever had a great idea that just never seemed to pan out? Well, that’s what happened this spring with my ideas for Charley’s garden. We were going to plant a few plants of everything and I was going to video it to show everyone how to do it.
Alas, it was not meant to be. It rained for 6 weeks straight so that we were unable to plow the garden properly. We were also really busy with shipping plants at the greenhouses that we may not have had time anyway.
Charley finally got his corn planted a couple of weeks ago and his purple hull peas planted earlier this week. He also planted some watermelons today. Unfortunately, my duties at the greenhouses prevented me from being able to get some video of the planting.
Even though we didn’t get the garden I wanted planted, we should still be able to get some good content for you. Several of my kin and neighbors did get their gardens planted so we will be visiting them and asking a lot of questions.
To introduce one of the neighbors, here’s a quick video of them planting some squash seed. They used a plow to furrow up the garden and fertilized and planted by hand.