Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Szarek Szarek how does your garden grow??

Now That i have my laptop it so much easier to catch the blog up! Stand by for lots of entries!! Here is where we stand with the the garden!!

Its been an interesting year with the weather. Due to a late frost we have lost our apples for this year. I am so disappointed with that. The Crows and turkeys ate all our corn and sunflowers 3 times ...grrrrrr. So i think that is the bad news!

Tyler has been a great help with the garden, he goes out and picks the peas and beans. He is so active now omg. Here he is leaping over the dog repeatedly.

He has finally passed his drivers test and now can drive with a minor in the gator! I dont know who was more excited him or Emma. She loves going for rides and yes she is buckled in.

Look we have acorn squash starting!!! I am so excited its has been forever since we have grown a winter squash!

This is a shot of our big garden on the right is zucchini and summer squash. In the middle are the cukes that have run a muck! the left side has some hot pepper and the acorn squash. Tyler planted a watermelon plant in the middle of that row..its growing but i dont know if there are any blooms. Also i have an eggplant but it doesnt seem to be doing too well, i have never grown or eaten eggplant so i am hope this works out.

We have baby Brussels sprouts starting!
Here are all our tomatoes. Finally we have one that has started to turn orange. I fear that all of them will turn at the same time! I had to get the plants from my inlaws because most of my seedlings didnt make it. However you see that little plant in the front? That one i grew from seeds that i saved from my inlaws heirloom tomatoes last year. It has 3 little blooms on it!! It will be an organic szarek tomatoes! we have a mix of types in the garden...Jet Star, brandywine (or is it brandyvine?) some white tomato that tyler got.

Despite the fact that i planted my peas, green and wax beans in phases, all the rows were ready within about 2 weeks of each other. we did enjoy lots of peas and beans. Tyler was very upset that we pulled them all out because he loved to pick them. so this past weekend we planted more and are hoping for a late season crop.

While we work in the garden Miss Emma likes to play with Max, but she calls him Dogie!

Isnt it refreshing to walk barefoot in the grass? I love it!!

I am so glad we decided to plant strawberries. Isnt a cute little plant?

Our first little strawberry
We have had a good year with our broccoli but the heads are not nearly as big as last year.

Max is waiting for the carrots to be ready!

Tyler was so excited to find a ladybug!

Our pumpkins and potatoes are doing well. I am hoping for a good potatoe and onion crop! we will see how it goes. well i hope you enjoyed your update!

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