Thursday, August 2, 2012


I really cannot stand the hot humid weather.  There's only one good thing that comes out of it - great growing in the garden.  We haven't had much of the heat (as opposed to so many in the country this summer) but it comes in spurts and the garden loves it. Would you like to see?

Zucchini flowers.  There has been plenty of them.  I'm not sure why I don't have a picture of them.  Especially the 17" one we picked last week.

Gourds. Ha ha - my husband still doesn't understand why I had to plant them if we can't eat them.  Well, I guess you could but I'm not sure how they would taste.

Those little hot peppers.  Hubbys deal - have no idea which ones they are.  Habenero perhaps?  They are hot as... well, you know.

Lettuce!  I'm really excited about this one because I just threw the seed in the planters and hoped it would grow.  And it did.

The cucumbers and the tomatoes are coming up too.  Considering we haven't been very diligent in gardening this year, we are having a great harvest.  I can't imagine what it would be like if we really had the time to take good care of it.

So for any of you who have never planted much of a garden and think you can't do it because you don't have a green thumb, trust me - it can be done.  And the food you get in return is so very worth it.


swanski said...

Not a fan of the heat or the humidity. Your garden looks great! Our peppers and basil are doing well, the tomatoes and cucumbers have seen better days.

Paula said...

Ugh, it has been so ridiculous around here this summer. We can't get more than a day's break in the heat. My daughter sleeps naked nearly every night because we just can't get her room cooled off. Your garden is doing great. We market garden and have very little to show for all the hard work this year. The plants must know there isn't enough water because they aren't making flowers. Out of an acre of pumpkins we have about 3 actual pumpkins forming. I must say the tomatoes are LOVING this weather.

Try to stay cool.

Carole Knits said...

That's excellent! Last time we planted a garden we had so much trouble with bugs and disease that we gave up on it and joined a CSA instead.


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