The Garden

27 Jul

I’m sort of trying to keep up with the garden, but this has not been a good year to try and garden between the drought and the deer.  This corn is so pathetic. I can’t believe it has little ears on it.

sweet corn

As a bonus, the dragonfly likes the corn.

I’m afraid the tomato plants are dying.  Hopefully all those tomatoes will be able to ripen before they completely dry up.

I left some volunteer squash plants growing, and I had no idea what kind.  This one looks like a spaghetti squash.  That’s good since I didn’t plant any of them.

I did get nice turnips.  I promise I really tried to find recipes to like, but I am not a fan of turnips. I can very definitely say that now.

The reason I planted turnips was to try canning my own vegetable stock.  I got the turnips, but that was about it.  I decided to just buy carrots and celery and try it anyhow.  It seems to have turned out pretty good.  I just need to try it in a recipe (but it’s too hot for soup right now).

I also am optimistic that I’ll have a good potato harvest since this one was just right there on top of the ground.

That would be good since I ordered a potato French Fry Cutter.  It works pretty slick.

Hopefully, I have a lot of potatoes to use it on.

4 Responses to “The Garden”

  1. A Green Ridge July 27, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

    Wow!! You’re dealing with drought and out this way some farmers fields were flooded because of all the rain we’ve gotten this July!! I tried potatoes last year and got nothing so I hope your crop is good. The heat and humidity have a killer for us this Summer too!…jp

    • Teresa July 27, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

      I’ve been trying to decide if I’d rather had floods or droughts. I live on a hill, so I’d prefer floods, but this seems to have been a miserable year for everyone. Stay safe with the rains.

  2. Jeanne July 28, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

    Something in between floods and drought would definitely be better, right? I hope your garden does okay.

    We had quite the thunderstorm about 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning. It kept me awake for quite a while with all the noise. I guess there were some fires started by the lightning, which we certainly didn’t need!

    If you don’t mind a little advice, you really should cover those potatoes with dirt mounded up, to keep the sun off of them. They will turn green, otherwise. I learned this from living in the potato growing area of Idaho.

    • Teresa July 28, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

      I really do wish we could get a more normal year. Sorry to hear about the additional fires. Hopefully, they don’t get any worse.

      Thank you for the advice. I am fairly new to growing potatoes.

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