Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Garden Tour

I have decided not to worry about all the broody mamas. They can work it out themselves. I was worrying myself into a tizzy about everyone being in their own space. Nope, not going to worry any more. I will get what I get as far as babies this season.

Our garden this year looks so good compared to last year. Last year we were in severe drought. We had no rain from the first week in May through the end of summer. We also had over a month of 100* days. Our garden just dried up. We got very little from it. I supported the local Farmers' Market. LOL This year is so different. We have been getting lots of rain and it is so much cooler.  You will just have to skip over the weeds. It has been too rainy to keep up. We have had rain since I took these pictures, too. LOL I will eventually get caught up, maybe. (grin) See the area to the right of the picture? I had to go to town and I asked Kevin to till me a spot alongside the peas for one of 2 more rows. Hmmm... came home to a spot about 50 feet long and about 25 feet wide. Yep, I am letting it go back into my lawn. LOL My hubby is the overkill king! Our garden....
Our tomatoes....
Our cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower....
Do you see that nasty row of grass on the left of the cabbage. That is my carrots. I think I counted 3 carrots that came up, so that is getting tilled out and a row of flowers planted.  My okra and dry beans....
You can see the peas to the right of the okra. I am leaving what is left on them for seeds. I also have spinach , lettuce and radishes going to seed. We planted all heirloom seeds this year, so we should be able to save them.   Zucchini....
I only planted 2 hills of zucchini, but should have plenty if the squash bugs don't find them. Looks like they really need weeded.  Something new we are trying are teepee pole beans. Pole beans....

These are desperately needing weeded. Funny story about the teepee poles. I asked Kevin to help me pound them into the ground. They are bamboo that I picked up at Menards. The next thing I know, he shows up in the garden with the gas posthole digger. I know my mouth dropped open. Talk about overkill. LOL It drills an 8 inch hole. LOL Oh well, it worked and I filled the holes in and planted around the poles. LOL  The peppers and eggplant....
The white flowers you see at the top of the picture are a row of radishes that Kevin planted. I about passed out when I found out he had planted a long, long row of radishes. No way we could eat that many.  Sweet potatoes....
Our green beans....
I planted 4 different kinds of green beans and a row of lima beans. I want to see which kind we like best. Our potatoes and onions.....
The sweet corn is at the end of the potatoes. Kevin planted enough of them for all of Holt County if they amount to anything. LOL  Our melons, pumpkins, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers....
We also started an asparagus bed, strawberry bed, garlic bed, and blueberries. I just didn't get pictures of them.  (grin) I hope you enjoyed the tour of our garden. I will be out there working in the morning if we don't get more rain. Thank you for visiting. Please come again and have a great day.



4 comments:

Terry said...

Your garden looks great! Yours is definitely ahead of mine!

Paula Fraker said...

WOW~ your garden looks great, Winona... and it is HUGE! I'll help you pull some of that sweet corn... *wink* I LOVE corn on the cob. I can eat it until it comes out my nose.
We're having rabbit trouble in our garden now~ they've eaten all our lettuce except for two tiny heads. *UGH*
And I think it's best you let those crazy hens work out their differences... I've learned the hard way that they don't take too well to my advice. *hahaha*

Just Ramblin' said...

Your garden looks great. So glad you are having better weather for gardening. You are going to be one busy girl as all this produce comes one. Enjoy! Nola

Jocelyn said...

That's a beautiful space. We're so wooded here, I steal any space I can from wherever there's sun. You have such a nice open area, it's a real treat to look at!

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