A Quick Update From The Garden

Sweet 100 tomatoes

The garden was looking pretty sad for a while. Something, a bug I guess, was eating things. It ate all the cantaloupe seedlings and did some damage to the tomatoes and cucumbers. I don’t know what happened but things suddenly started looking better last week.

cucumbers

For next year I want to remember to find a different way to tack down the garden paper. It really helps cutting down on the weeds but when something large is placed on it water accumulates underneath and the paper rots away to nothing. I also want to try planting our own seeds in pots in the house in March or April. The plants really need a good head start before they go in the ground. As it is we haven’t had anything ripen and it is already the end of July.

I don’t know what is different about this year but the Hydrangea is covered with flowers. In the past we’ve only had a few flowers. The flowers themselves are smaller than they have been in the past though. It’s funny how things are different every year.

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5 Responses to A Quick Update From The Garden

  1. Vivianne says:

    Have you had less rain than usual ? Plants when stressed will produce lots of flowers, but smaller: they go for quantity not quality 🙂

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  2. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Wow! Your garden is coming along nicely. Love your hydrangeas.

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  3. caityrosey says:

    Is it copper that turns the hydrangeas blue?

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  4. Kepanie says:

    I like how everything’s organized. Have you researched natural remedies against pests? I’ve read on Pinterest that using several sheets of newspaper under mulch eally cuts down the weeds.

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  5. Pat(ricia) says:

    Extreme variances in weather, like too much heat, or too much rain, really affects the outcome of crops. Late spring, with cooler weather, then sweltering heat affects growth and flowering. No matter our impatience, plants just trundle along to their own natural beat. Eventually you’ll have the results, it’s just taking a lot longer this year.

    Starting seedlings indoors prior planting season definitely gives them a head start. Bigger plants going into the garden beds or patio pots will most always produce faster yields. So if you can, start ahead, or look for more advanced plants in nurseries. You may pay a bit for for starters that are larger, but you’ll have more sooner. And with the weather being as unpredictable as it is, you just never know.

    Lovely hydrangeas!

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