Monday, July 23, 2018

Gardening Update: 7/22/2018

I haven't done a garden update in a while so let me bring you up to date on what we have growing …

this is our second planting of cucumbers … so far they are doing well ...

look at those lima beans … we are so excited to being this close to harvesting ... 

bell peppers in the making ...

banana peppers … I need to get those insect eaten leaves off ...

Roma tomatoes ...

tomatoes that we grow every year from the seeds we save, no one knows what kind they are … they look like some kind of German pink, but like I said, no one knows for sure …

this is my turmeric that I moved out of the pot it was in … normally I wouldn't move plants in the middle of summer in a heat wave but they were so crowded in the pot that it was do it or lose it.  I was very careful not to disturb the roots and just basically removed the whole pot of soil intact and set it in the hole I dug  …

but before I set the 'intact soil' into the hole I placed several comfrey leaves in the hole, then 'planted' the turmeric in it's new home.  The comfrey will act as a fertilizer.

This is a portion of what we have growing now, what about you, what do you have growing?

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  1. Hi Patsy and so happy that you are getting Lima beans as I know you were looking forward to them after having difficulty growing them previously. The rest of your garden is looking fabulous too I might add :).

    In our winter gardens at the moment we are growing -
    - Money maker tomatoes.
    - cherry tomatoes.
    - silver beet (think you call it Swiss chard there).
    - snow peas.
    - early massey shelling peas.
    - cauliflower.
    - turnips.
    - strawberries.
    - French and English lavender.
    - rosemary.
    - thyme.
    - sage.

    The tomatoes are doing abundantly well despite us getting frosts as we planted them in a sheltered area, silver beet, rosemary, lavender and thyme are all producing producing marvelously and the snow peas and shelling peas we have just started picking some of those too but need to plant more.

    Happy gardening everyone :).

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna)

    1. Lorna, we are planning our fall garden which we'll be planting in about another month. We're also going to try growing some things through the winter in our greenhouse. Sounds like your garden is doing really well!

  2. Your Lima's look so cute, Patsy! I'm excited for you and I can't wait to see them harvested!

    I don't have much growing right now, but I have a few things...cherry tomatoes (which are being prolific), cucumbers that are starting to flower, and some herbs.

    1. Jenn, we are so proud of our lima beans! We've tried so long to grow them and it looks like we've finally found a way to do it! Cherry tomatoes can be quite prolific, can't they?

  3. I'm intrigued that you grow turmeric, I don't think I've ever seen that in a home garden before! This is our first year gardening; we live kind of by a major road and have a smallish daughter who doesn't always listen well, so we haven't felt confident enough to try before. It's kind of haphazard this year, but we have a TON of tomato plants, carrots, basil, and pumpkins growing so far (and maybe a watermelon, and possibly some other stuff back there- like I said, it's not well organized. Maybe next year!). I'm looking forward to all the tomato sauce I'll be able to make!

    1. Stephanie, I've been growing turmeric for several years. It's not really hard. Our gardening has evolved with every year, we continue to learn and we've been gardening a long time. You'll do the same!


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