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What I’m Not Doing

30 Jul

My garden this year has been a bust.  Between the late start, early heat with tons of rain, then dry, and…  Well, it’s been neglected.

I actually mowed it once between the tomatoes and stuff.  The okra grew quickly in the heat and humidity, so it will produce later in the summer.

The tomatoes are doing well also.

I’m pretty sure, even if they are totally covered by the grass and weeds, I’m still going to have a good crop.

I’ve picked a few cucumbers and a couple of zucchini.

Unfortunately, I have lost some zucchini plants to squash vine borers.  I hate them.

I don’t know how to get rid of them since they are in the soil.

acorn squash (not touched by squash vine borers so far)

I think that means I want to move my garden up north; hopefully it won’t have them up there.  I also want to dig some of the baby plum trees and start them up north.

baby plum tree

My big plum tree that I moved here from my mom’s place is not looking good–too many severe weather years and yard goats.

It’s also twenty years old.  Although, if they hang on, it looks like there will be quite a few this fall.

I have a couple bigger young trees that my nephew said he’d help me move with the backhoe.  We’ll see how that works.

So my garden is largely a bust for this year, but I’m looking at improvements and changes for next year.



September 1st

1 Sep

September first has arrived, and I’m quite happy to see the calendar drawing closer to fall.  Summer isn’t completely ready to give up yet.  My tomatoes are finally getting ripe.

After tending green beans all summer through the heat and drought and not getting a single bean, I have tons of them on the plants now.

Luckily, my boy and nephews like to eat them raw.  Makes it a lot easier.  I just have to pick them.  It’s time for me to pick apples according to Mushu.

Several apples have fallen on the ground, and my yard is starting to smell like apple cider vinegar.

The garlic chives are blooming like crazy.

They are quite popular with the bees.

Ironically, my yard has the most green it’s had since about April.  Of course, this is as the plum tree is showing obvious signs of fall.

Another sign of fall is what looks like a strange snowfall in my yard.  It’s actually goose feathers.  They are molting.

What a weird year this has been.

Linking to both First of the Month, SOOC SundayYour Sunday Best, and Macro Monday.