Sunday, June 30, 2013

Progress & New Plantings

Flower tree my old neighbor created, which apparently my clematis likes!

Black berries ripening up! There are SOOO many this year!

Sweet potatoes tubering in the cell packs already!

Sweet potatoes 'Beauregard' planted finally and some Sugar Baby watermelon seeds! Planted some Blue Lake Bush Beans on the other side also.

Patio tomato ripening up! Big fruit for such a small plant!

A wee baby apple growing at the new house.

Preying mantis egg cases

This morning I spent it planting new grass seed in the bald spots that we had created for the down spout diversion project. Got the one side all done and viola! Rain happened! How sweet was that?! I had planned on watering it before sunset so the grass nearby it wouldn't get burned. Thanks nature! 

Weird Summer!

It's been such a weird start to summer! It's been POURING! It was just super nice this morning! Great part about it is that I just planted new grass seed and now they are being watered! Yipee!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

What's Growing....

Black Krim tomatoes on the way! YEAH!

Carmen red sweet bell peppers!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Growing & Dead

Sweet bell peppers!

Rotted Bhut :'(

Corn has sprouted!

Czech Black

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ripe Alpine Strawberries...they're like nature's PEZ! So sweet!

Zucchini blossoms in the early morning.

Veggie garden today...Black Krim and Black Prince are VERY slow growing!!! The Red Currant is growing like MAD! The sweet bell peppers are growing steadily. Mystery hot pepper one is staying compact, which I find surprising. Mystery hot pepper #2 still hasn't sprouted leaves. I don't expect it to survive, but I water it anyway! The acorn squashes haven't done jack since sprouting. Mustard greens sprouted poorly and I direct seeded a jalapeƱo, which I think has sprouted as I see pepper-like seed leaves this morning! I still have no place for the sweet potatoes and my back is not up for yanking the weed fabric up. :(

Monday, June 10, 2013

Unusual Year

This year has been especially unusual. It had to have been the coldest Memorial Day weekend ever! It is still cool, which I am not complaining! I am loving the lack of humidity!