9.18.2007

Garden, part III

I wanted to let you know how our garden turned out. I didn't help very much this summer, but I am very proud of all that John did. And I certainly enjoyed the produce. Despite the incredible heat this summer, this was our best garden yet.

We are still getting a few tomatoes, though they are beginning to wane. The zucchini plant produced a whole lot really fast, finally died a few weeks ago, and I'm trying to use up the last of it before it goes bad. I made 9 batches of zucchini muffins this summer!





John's hanging tomato experiment went really well. He constantly had to get tomato worms off the plants in the raised bed, but there were none on the hanging tomatoes. He had one large tomato plant that got blossom rot, but all of the small ones produced really beautifully. Some of the herbs in the top of the buckets did well, also - especially the basil (although the lavender never came up... hmmm).



We still have some carrots that are growing that we plan to get sometime soon. We've pulled a couple early to check and see how they were doing, and they seem to be coming along. John's spinach didn't do well, but he got a lot of mescaline, and he is thinking about planting a little more for the end of the season.



Like I said, I didn't help much. But john kept watering my flowers, and eventually my vines did grow up the swing set. I have morning glory, red cypress, and passion flower vines. The first two only flowered a little, but we're still enjoying them.



Also, my clearance rack Lantana and begonias are still holding strong. I especially enjoyed the Lantana this year, and think I will try it again in the future.



And our little top hat hen, moved up to the big chicken coop, and the two new little chicks finished out the summer here in the garden. John treated the chicks in the garden coop to the tomato worms regularly. We are still waiting to see if they are hens or roosters. Cross your fingers for hens!




John worked diligently on the garden this year, making sure the soil was just right, making sure everything was watered properly, and keeping pests off his plants. I am proud of him and how quickly he is learning. He's already got bigger plans for next years garden. Won't that be fun.

1 comment:

Whitney said...

Hey, my lavender never came up either, and I planted it twice! Maybe the packets of "lavender seeds" are really small ants in stasis...