Jul 26, 2009

July

Here we are at the end of July and the garden looks exactly like it did at the end of LAST July. Crappy. It's overgrown and unruly because I haven't had a chance to really get out there, although this week looks promising on the weeding and grass cutting front.

I've harvested a few zucchini, one pepper, and two eggplants. Am I behind? Everything seems to be growing very well, just not producing much. There are a lot of tomatoes on the vines but non ripe. Bring on the August bruschetta!

I've got 3 female cucumber flowers, but they're growing so slowly. I never have luck with cukes. I've noticed a few yellow leaves on the plant too, so typical for this stage (for me anyway.. a real gardener, perhaps not)








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Jul 7, 2009

Where's the tomato cage fairy?

Someone.. please.. anyone? Come do something about my tomatoes. They're big.. they're burly.. they're toppling over because I'm a lazy good for nothing tomato grower. I don't have enough bamboo or drive to properly build a cage. I didn't buy the ugly round ones when the plants were small. There are sticks in the ground, twine everywhere, it's not pretty, people (I mean mom).

Eggplant - one
Zukes - several flowers!
Cukes - well.. the vine is growing
Peppers - a few!
Herbs - weeds

Sunflowers... SUNFLOWERS? Ya! I said..er.. typed sunflowers! First time ever and y'know.. i'm not a sunflower girl. They remind me of my old college roommate who had that big, disgusting dried thing in the living room that 'accidentally' got knocked from the desk. I've got them next to the shed and have realized the whole shabby chic thing doesn't work when things are legimately shabby. However.. I think next year I'm going to plant then along the fence behind the shed where the trash cans are. That way they'll hid the trash and look nice from the alley. :)

photos!