Tuesday, August 9

Container Vegetable Garden August 9 2022

Eggplant blossoms are quite pretty 

The first little summer squash 

 I was disappointed to see a huge tomato hornworm eating my beefsteak tomatoes. I planted this one from seed back in February amd it was the only one to grow. All other tomatoes we bought from a nursery. But there are more blossoms so hopefully we will get more beefsteaks later.  

Friday, August 5

Container Vegetable Garden Early August 2022

 We are harvesting many varieties of small tomato. The beefsteaks aren’t ready yet but progressing nicely. We are also harvesting a variety of fresh greens  

Sunday, July 31

Portable Wheelbarrow Garden

      We’ve been growing veggies in containers this year. I don’t have a lot of sunlight here in the woods, so this is one solution I’ve found. I put the pots in wheelbarrows and move them around to follow the sun. My plants are in containers set in the wheelbarrow, but I’ve seen other gardeners plant the whole wheelbarrow.

Saturday, July 30

Late July in the Cottage Garden

 Here are some snaps of my garden on the morning of July 30, 2022. My cat Chloe joined me in a walk through the garden. 

Tuesday, July 26

Monday, July 25

Many Marigolds

 My mother planted these marigolds from seed and so many took we have an abundance. And that is a good thing! My deck is filled with cheerful yellow and gold flowers.

Sunday, July 24

Mother’s Day Roses “Double Knock Out”

 My daughter gave me this “Double Knock Out”rose bush for Mother’s Day and I love it! It’s been blooming since May. 

Saturday, July 23

Container Vegetable Garden

The veggies we are growing in containers are doing better than the veggies in the raised bed- with the exception of shallots and herbs which are doing well in the raised bed. But tomatoes, peppers, squash, greens, and eggplant are thriving in pots of all shapes and sizes. I’ve raised most up onto various surfaces like an old picnic table, lawn chairs, and benches. This seems to solve the snail and slug problems because the plants are high off the ground. I have seen a groundhog and a flock of wild turkeys checking out the container plants, but so far no damage done. Raising the containers is also easier on gardeners' backs! 

This is how the vegetable container garden looked on the morning of July 23, 2022. 

Wednesday, July 20

Morning in the Garden

With the heat of summer at its peak now, mornings are the best time to get out in the garden. The mosquitos aren’t as thick as they are in the evening, the birds are singing, and the morning light softens the scenery. I took this photograph early this morning when the low sunlight steamed through the lilacs and vinca. 

Monday, July 18

Tomato Clones Update

 Our little tomato clones, which we rooted from suckers, are growing! I don’t know if we will get fruit from them by the first frost, but some have blossoms. It’s a little experiment to see if this is worth the effort. More updates to come…

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